Parking & Transit Office

Transit Comprehensive Operational Analysis and Bike Share Feasibility Studies

The Lawrence-Douglas County Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is currently conducting two studies that will benefit greatly from your participation. If you would take the time to complete one or both of these surveys, we would appreciate it very much.

Transit Comprehensive Operational Analysis – The COA will take an in-depth look at the bus service in Lawrence and identify opportunities to create a better transit network for the community. The survey is intended for both transit riders and non-transit riders.

Take Transit COA Survey

Bike Share Feasibility Study – A bike share system represents a unique opportunity for the City to increase the use of bicycles for short trips, reduce the negative impacts of single occupancy vehicles, and encourage a shift to healthier and more sustainable modes of transportation. Please take our short survey and comment on our online map to provide your input on this project.

Take Bike Share Survey

Current Restrictions

Jayhawk Boulevard is closed for drive-thru from 7:45am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday.

All lots are under restriction.  Please check lot signs at the entrances to the lots and within the lots for times.

Red, blue, and gold zones are restricted year-round.


Zone Change

Lot 72 is now a Jayhawker Towers lot. The north row facing Irving Hill Road still requires a red permit to park there.

Rule Change

If you park illegally in a staff lot that you are not qualified for, your ticket price increases $10 each time you do it.  Once you hit the $75 ticket, your vehicle will be towed at your expense.  From thereafter, if you park illegally in a staff lot, you will receive the $75 ticket and immediately towed.

Getting To Class

From lot 125 to Wescoe:

Tweets By KUParking

You must have a permit or pay by the hour to park in a KU lot
Parking is self-funded, receiving no state funding or tuition money
15,000 parking spaces on campus
Main campus closed to drive-through traffic 7:45 a.m.–5 p.m.
Anyone with a valid KU Card can ride buses free
Parking meters using Parkmobile now accept credit cards
Follow parking on Twitter: @parkingKU
Visitors should park in parking garages or at meters
Red, Blue, and Gold zones are ticketed Monday through Friday year-round
Using a yellow annual parking permit costs $1.28 per day
To use ADA parking, you must register your placard with Parking & Transit and buy a parking permit
In residence hall zones, we patrol continuously and issue tickets day and night starting at 7 a.m. Monday and ending at 5 p.m. Friday when classes are in session
You don’t need to own a car to have a car – rent 1 of 4 cars by the hour with Hertz on Demand
48 hours before closing lots for events, we'll post a real estate sign with the date and time at the entrance
Walking time from lot 57 (Stadium) to Wescoe: 6.5 minutes
Walking time from lot 90 (Recreation Center) to Wescoe: 8.5 minutes
Going to Watkins Health Center? Park at the meters, pay for 1 hour