Corvallis is one of the best cities in the nation for bicycling. In fact, we're #1! In 2011 The American Community Survey (an arm of the US Census) released its analysis of the Journey to Work question, revealing that Corvallis has the highest percentage of bicycle commuters and second highest percentage of pedestrian commuters of any city over 50,000 population in the United States. The compact nature of the city, combined with its excellent bicycle facilities and relatively flat terrain, allows almost any trip to be accomplished by bicycle in less than 15 minutes.
Approximately 98 percent of the collector and arterial roadways in Corvallis have bike lanes (46 miles) and there are 18 miles of multi-use paths. In the city's 2011 National Citizen Survey, area residents rated the ease of walking and cycling and the availability of paths and walking trails at 86%, much above the national average. The survey also indicated that 24% of area residents regularly commuted by bicycle, and 11% by walking. Corvallis has been recognized as a Gold level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists since 2000.
Corvallis is a community that prizes livability and staying committed to being bicycle and pedestrian-friendly contributes significantly to that quality of life. Links: League of American Bicyclists Oregon Department of Transportation's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program Bicycle Transportation Alliance Corvallis Bicycle Collective Mid-Valley Bike Club Pedal Corvallis
For further information of the city's Bicycle and Pedestrian Program contact: Lisa Scherf