Accessible Parking On Campus for Visitors
If you are a visitor to KU's Lawrence campus, there are a few things that you should know about the accessible parking available to you.
In order to cut down on the number of handicap placards that are used illegally, Parking & Transit now requires that everyone who wishes to use their handicap placard to park on campus must provide proof of registration.
What does this mean for visitors?
When you arrive on campus for your visit, you should stop at one of the Information Booths where access to campus is restricted. Show the attendant your valid handicap placard, and your state-issued ID card or proof of registration. The attendant will issue you a temporary permit to use while you are on campus. This permit tells the parking enforcement officers that your handicap placard is valid.
Where To Park with Handicap Placard/License Tag Only
With your state issued handicap placard or license tag, you may park on campus in any designated accessible stall or at any parking meter without paying the meter fee.
There are accessible spaces adjacent to all buildings on campus, but they tend to fill up very early in the day. There are additional accessible parking spaces in both of the parking garages on campus. Please note that you must pay the hourly toll ($1.50/hour) if you park in one of the garages.
Parking meters can be found along Jayhawk Boulevard, Sunnyside Avenue or in lot 90 (near the Student Recreation and Fitness Center). On West Campus, there are parking meters in almost every parking lot, including Park & Ride.
Park & Ride
Accessible stalls on campus are a limited resource — if you have trouble finding a stall near your campus building, you might consider parking in the Park & Ride lot on west campus and taking an accessible bus into main campus. There are 26 accessible stalls all situated near bus stops, and 50 metered spaces along the southern edges of the parking lots.
KU on Wheels Fixed Route Buses
Once you are on campus, an easy way to get around is to use KU's bus system. All KU on Wheels buses are lift equipped for wheelchairs, and some buses are low floor. While you are on campus, you may board any bus for free.
If you regularly park on campus with a handicap placard or license plate, you will need to register your placard/license tag with the Parking & Transit office. Bring in your placard or license tag registration, along with the state issued ID card so that we can make a copy to keep on file. There is no cost associated with this registration.
The Parking & Transit office is located in the Allen Fieldhouse Parking Garage on level 3 in the northeast corner of the building. To enter the garage, push the green ticket button, pull the ticket and the gate will lift. There are accessible stalls in the northeast corner of the garage on all levels. If you make a hard right turn immediately when you pull into the garage, you'll drive around to the accessible stalls and the office entrance.