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Parking Changes for 2015-16

These changes will go into effect August 1, 2015.


License Plate Recognition (LPR)

Parking & Transit is beginning the process of transitioning to License Plate Recognition (LPR) for electronic permits/permissions and enforcement. Users will register their license plates to park on campus; in most cases, a physical permit will not be issued.  The use of LPR will require that users park in such a way that their license plate is clear and visible to the scanning equipment, and new rules will be added to that effect.

To pass an information booth during the day, users with a Gold or other permit that allows campus access will not need any additional data or physical sticker. Each booth will have a camera installed and the software will inform them of your valid permit.

Lot 3 - Pilot for transition to assigned parking

Lot 3 is a "pilot project" for beginning to transition to assigned parking lots. Reserved spaces were offered based on position or years of service.

There will be reserved spaces for departmental pass usage.

Parking lot zone changes

The following zone changes have been recommended:

  • Lots 36 & 39 (Memorial Drive) - change all parking along south edge of the road to gold parking, and all parking along north edge of the road to blue. (Approved change was for a combination of red, blue, and gold parking spaces.)
  • Lot 50/52 (JRP & Carruth) - change all parking to red, but have the restrictions end at 4 p.m.
    Changes to lot 50 and 52
  • Lot 34 (Computer Center) - change northernmost section of parking to blue.
  • Lot 61/62 (Sunnyside & Illinois) - change all parking to red.
    Changes to lots 34, 61, and 62
  • Lot 54 (Murphy) - change northernmost section of parking to blue, due to closure of lot 33 for construction of EEEC buildings.
  • Lot 72 (Burge Union) - change northernmost row to red, due to closure of lot 33.
    Changes to lots 54 and 72

Limited Access from Sunflower Road

To better control traffic and pedestrian safety on Jayhawk Boulevard, the booth at Sunnyside Ave. and Sunflower Road will be removed and replaced with an automated gate on Sunflower Road just north of Wescoe Hall Drive (between Stauffer-Flint and Watson Library). This gate will only allow buses, approved service vehicles, and emergency vehicles to drive through to Jayhawk Boulevard during the restricted hours (7:45 AM to 5 PM Monday through Friday). No personal vehicles will be allowed access during the restricted hours. Access to lots 10, 18, and 126 will not be affected by the gate.

Users with gold and other campus access permits will not be able to drive through the gate onto campus, but WILL be able to exit without a transponder.

Rate Increases

Permit rates were approved and are posted online. Payroll deduction information is available separately.

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