Alternative Transportation Options

OSU encourages those who live near campus to consider alternative forms of transportation to get to their classes and jobs. Choosing alternative transportation, even once a week, is good for you and better for the environment. For special events dealing with transportation options, a link is provided to the Sustainability website.

Walking and Biking

Walking and biking provide a number of benefits including:

  • Lower transportation costs
  • Health and fitness benefits
  • No stress about available parking
  • Cleaner air
  • Less traffic congestion

If you are riding your bike to campus, we recommend reviewing the following helpful links from the Department of Public Safety & Oregon State Police:

There is a Corvallis & Benton County Bicycle Guidewhich offers a network of paved roads for cyclists.

Bike lockers are available for rent or information on the bike lockers, click here .The bike lockers are located north of Ballard Extension Hall, east of 26th St.

Public Transit

Corvallis Transit, Philomath Connection, Albany Transit and Linn-Benton Loop bus systems provide an excellent and convenient public transit system. Ride for free by showing your valid OSU ID card. Visit the links below for service, routes and park and ride locations.

General public Aparatransit bus service is available at low cost through Dial A Bus . A late night bus service is offered by Beaver Bus.

Students attending night classes around campus can get a ride from the ASOSU Saferide Van. The van operates seven days a week during the regular school year (Fall, Winter and Spring terms.) You can contact Saferide about pick-ups by calling the van service at 737-5000 or visit the website for more information.   

Carpooling and Vanpooling

If you drive to campus, consider sharing a ride with classmates or friends. If you are looking for a carpool or vanpool, visit the sites listed below for ways to contact others in your area.

The Hut Shuttle, AMTRAK, We Car and Greyhound including Valley Retriever are also available alternative transportation options.