As part of the public outreach for the Sustainable Transportation Strategy, the planning team attended multiple community events building awareness about the project. Community members and university students and staff actively engaged with current and future campus transportation and parking challenges at several events that were organized as part of this effort.

 

SHIFT OSU: A Sustainable Campus Transportation Workshop

Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Corvallis High School Commons

How can OSU’s transportation investments preserve open space, reduce carbon emissions, and support affordability for students and staff? On Tuesday, February 25, OSU Transportation Services and the Imagine Corvallis Action Network (ICAN) cohosted a community workshop to explore these ideas. Participants played a custom board game to help inform OSU’s transportation and parking strategies for the next decade. Attendees included neighbors, elected officials, transportation activists, and other community members.

 

Sustainable Transportation Game Night

January 30, 2020

Student Experience Center, Oregon State University

A full house of students attended the Sustainable Transportation Game Night at the Student Experience Center on January 30th, 2020. Attendees played a board game about transportation and parking at OSU, and grappled with the tradeoffs of building parking on campus or paying for alternative transportation programs. Afterward, the group had a lively conversation in which students shared the transportation strategies they hope OSU will implement. Highlights included suggestions for higher transit frequency, more pedestrian-scale street lighting, and improved bike routes to campus with wayfinding. Many voiced the importance of keeping transportation costs low for students with limited financial resources.

This event was cohosted by OSU Transportation Services and Associated Students of OSU (ASOSU)

Transportation and Parking Workshop

June 18, 2019

On June 18, 2019, OSU Transportation Services hosted a Transportation and Parking Workshop for on-campus stakeholders to explore the concepts behind the Four Cs (Culture, Cost, Convenience and Concrete) that shape our transportation choices. Through a "Mobility Hackathon," the group brainstormed strategies (or "Mobility Hacks") to get more OSU students and employees to try alternative transportation options. Participants then applied those strategies through a board game. Groups had to build a multimodal transportation system for a fictitious OSU campus in 2030. With a limited budget, limited land available for development, and a suite of "Mobility Hacks" to offset parking demand, groups developed scenarios to accommodate future growth while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions and preserving open space.