Sustainable Transportation

OSU-Cascades is leading the way! We’re making it easier for you to get to campus without your car. Plus, we’ll reward you when you choose to walk, bike, skate, bus or carpool to campus. Why? Because, we want to help you save money, reduce our campus impacts on the environment, and improve your health!

Walk, Bike and Bus

OSU-Cascades and the Associated Students of Cascades Campus are working together to provide free bus passes and transit enhancements. Three CET bus routes serve the campus and regularly loop between OSU-Cascades, the residential (long-term) parking lot, Graduate & Research Center and Central Oregon Community College. 

Share Rides, Bikes and Cars

We have options for sharing rides, bikes and cars to save you money and reduce our collective impact on the environment.
 
Carpool
Sharing a ride with a friend, co-worker, or neighbor can save wear and tear on your vehicle, reduce emissions, cut your gas costs, and save you money on parking. To get free parking when carpooling, email us to get a permit. Carpooling can be on a full-time or occasional basis. 
 
Interested in sharing a ride with other students, staff or faculty, but don't know anyone that lives near you? Email us with your origin, destination, and travel times and we'll pair you up with others along the same route. No commitment required, we're just glad to introduce you to others in your neighborhood that also want to carpool.
 
Carshare
Before bringing a car to campus, consider how much money you could save by grabbing one of ours. Two campus Zipcar vehicles (SUV and sedan) are available by the hour or day, saving you the cost of auto ownership. Calculate your monthly auto ownership costs online. Zipcar rental fees include gas and insurance. Sign up for a $15 student or employee membership at zipcar/osucascades.
 
On-campus residents can get their annual membership fees subsidized by requesting a promo code from Transportation Services
 
Bike Share
A shared fleet of bicycles make it easy to get around campus and the city without a car. Downtown, the Old Mill District, and other popular destinations are only 10-minutes away by bike. Sign up for a free membership at zagster.com/osucascades