Throughout the development of the Sustainable Transportation Strategy, the planning team attended and hosted multiple community events to build awareness about campus transportation and parking challenges. Public engagement took many forms, including a hackathon, a custom board game, workshops and presentations.


OutREach events


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? In February of 2020, OSU Transportation Services and the Imagine Corvallis Action Network (ICAN) co-hosted a community workshop to explore these ideas. Attendees included neighborhood residents, elected officials, and transportation activists.

stakeholder Engagement


OSU Leadership steered the plan, providing direction to the project team by establishing guiding values, setting goals and reviewing drafts. This group included the Provost and members of OSU’s senior leadership.

The OSU Transportation Committee, composed of department and student representatives from across OSU, served as the advisory committee and sounding board for the plan.

• The project team submitted OSU’s TDM planning effort as a community initiative to the Imagine Corvallis Action Network (ICAN) Advisory Board, a city advisory board charged with implementing the Imagine Corvallis 2040 Vision.

• The project team sought input from the Oregon State Environmental Council (a committee of the Associated Students of OSU (ASOSU)) as well as the Transportation Subcommittee of the Faculty Senate Ad Hoc Committee on the Carbon Commitment.


Sustainable Transportation Game Night

January 30, 2020

Student Experience Center, OSU

A full house of students attended the Sustainable Transportation Game Night. 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. Many voiced the importance of keeping transportation costs low for students with limited financial resources.

This event was co-hosted by OSU Transportation Services and Associated Students of OSU (ASOSU)

Transportation and Parking Workshop

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.