With rising gas costs, more students are choosing mopeds to get to campus every year. With all of the changes to moped parking this year, here is some information:
The revised rule:
Moped [permits are] valid only in designated moped parking spaces. Mopeds may not be parked in any building, entrance-way to any building, on sidewalks, lawns, or in bicycle racks, and shall be issued a university citation and removed from the area. At no time shall a motorcycle or moped be operated on sidewalks or lawns on campus. Only mopeds with staff moped permits may enter the restricted access areas during restricted hours.
Where can you park?
New moped parking areas have been created in the following parking lots: 8, 16, 21, 33, 34, 35, 50, 52, 54, 61, 72, 90, 91, 94, 101, 102, 103, 105, 109, 111, 112, 301, and 302. In addition, there are three parking lots where mopeds and motorcycles will share the same parking area: 3, 104, and 214.
Staff moped parking permits will be valid in all of these zones, but student moped permits will not be valid in lots 3 or 15, since these require campus access.
Here is a map that points out where these moped parking areas are specifically located.
What if there is no moped parking near my building(s)?
Since the moped parking areas were just established within the past two years, we are still in the ‘experimental’ stage for determining best locations.
Especially on West Campus, we have no idea where the best locations are for moped parking. If you regularly park in a location that is not close to any of the above-listed parking lots, please let us know where you’d like to see additional moped parking added!
Please send us feedback!
On a campus this size with the dramatic increase in the number of mopeds that are on campus, it is no longer feasible for everyone to expect to have direct access to the central core of campus. We welcome your feedback, as well as any additional new locations that you would like to propose. It is best to send us your feedback by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we have it in writing. You are welcome to include photos, etc.
The word "moped" is often used interchangeably for "scooter", although they are not technically the same. In Kansas, the legal definition of a moped is a motorized bicycle with an engine capacity of 125 cubic centimeters (cc) or less, less than 3.5 brake horsepower (bhp), automatic transmission, and drives less than 30 miles per hour (mph).
Yes, we know that you know how to park your motorcycle, but if you are new to parking that motorcycle on campus, here are some helpful tips on moped/motorcycle parking etiquette. We collaborated with a veteran motorcyclist to come up with this list, and hope that it will help you.