1. REQUIREMENTS
    1. Streets shall adhere to the existing rectilinear street grid pattern.
    2. Pavement types, street configurations, and street tree placement shall be consistent throughout street corridors.
    3. Streets shall be continuous and not bridged or encroached upon by buildings or other facilities. Building setbacks should be uniform along campus streets.
    4. Transportation facilities shall include the fundamental elements of a standard public street for vehicles, bicycles, pedestrians, and street trees as required in the Corvallis Land Development Code.
    5. OSU-owned transportation facilities shall be designed to the standards in Table 34 01 OSU Street Standards – Preferred Street Profiles, within this section. Exceptions must be approved in writing by the University Architect.
    6. All multi-modal transportation facilities shall meet or exceed the standards in City of Corvallis LDC Chapter 3.36: OSU Zone, Chapter 4.0 Improvements Required with Development, or applicable standards. 
       
  2. DEFINITIONS
    1. Sharrow - A shared-lane marking in the center of a paved travel lane of a street indicating to motorists that bicyclists may use the full travel lane.
    2. Sidewalk – A pedestrian facility constructed of a permanent hard surface parallel to a public or OSU Street, and considered a component of that street.
    3. Walkway – A pedestrian facility constructed of a permanent hard surface that provides for pedestrian access within and through a Development Area. For purposes of the OSU Zone, a Walkway is not a Sidewalk.
       
  3. SIDEWALKS and WALKWAYS
    1. The design of all sidewalks and walkways must meet or exceed the standards in Table 34 01 OSU Street Standards – Preferred Street Profiles.  Exceptions must be approved in writing by the University Architect.
    2. Sidewalks shall be sized to accommodate the volume of pedestrians using them and located on both sides of all campus streets, unless otherwise permitted by the Land Development Code.
    3. Walkways shall provide direct routes to all campus facilities and be sized to accommodate the volume of pedestrians using them.
    4. Sidewalks and walkways shall meet or exceed the standards in City of Corvallis LDC Chapter 3.36: OSU Zone, Chapter 4.0 Improvements Required with Development, or applicable standards. 
       
  4. BIKEWAYS AND PARKING
    1. Bicycle facilities shall be separate from pedestrian paths and ADA preferred paths and located and designed to avoid conflicts between pedestrians and bicyclists.
    2. Bicycle parking shall be conveniently located adjacent to bikeways and not within the quadrangles, plazas, or other pedestrian designated areas.
    3. Bicycle parking shall be located in well lit, highly visible and secure locations. See Section 32 33 00 Standard Bike Racks for details.
    4. A 5 ft. aisle for bicycle maneuvering shall be provided and maintained beside and between each row of bicycle parking, measured from edge of the 6 ft by 2 ft parking stall.
    5. Bike parking facilities and the maneuvering space around the bike racks shall not impede on any adjacent pedestrian travel routes.
    6. Bicycle racks and lockers shall be securely anchored to a surface. Refer to Section 32 33 00 Site Furnishings of the OSU Construction Standards.
    7. Covered bike parking shall be constructed per the design provided in the Section 32 33 00 Site Furnishings. Alternatively, bike parking covers that match the architectural design of the associated building may be used with written approval by the University Architect.
    8. Curb ramps, where allowed by City Standards, shall be provided near the rack location to discourage users from riding on the sidewalk to access bike parking facilities. Curb ramps shall comply with the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design and Section 01 10 02 Accessibility Best Practices for OSU.
    9. In cases where neither the OSU Construction Standards nor City code addresses a situation, the Oregon Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan: An Element of the Oregon Transportation Plan (http://www.oregon.gov/odot/td/tp/pages/bikepedplan.aspx ) shall be used to provide guidance for design and construction of bicycle facilities.
       
  5. ACCESSIBILITY
    1. All sidewalks and walkways shall first conform to Section 01 10 02 OSU: Accessibility Best Practices and then the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
    2. Exterior ramps shall not be used in new construction.
    3. When deemed necessary to provide access to existing buildings, ramps shall be designed to integrate with the architectural design of the building and the surrounding landscape.
    4. Walkways and approaches to buildings shall be designed to minimize the need for signage. 
    5. Where signage is necessary to direct people to accessible entrance(s) of an existing building, signs shall be clear, concise, and sized appropriately in accordance with OSU’s Sign Plan, the City of Corvallis Land Development Code, these Construction Standards, and the 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design
Last Updated: 
02/10/2020