Transportation Services


Bicycles on campus are not required to display a permit. They should observe all rules of traffic and park at bike racks, which are located outside nearly every building on campus. We recommend that bicycle riders register their bike with KU Public Safety and use a secure lock such as a U-bar lock when parking at the bike rack.

Bicycles are allowed to drive onto Jayhawk Boulevard during restricted hours, but must abide by all traffic rules and regulations. Bicycles should not be ridden on the sidewalks.

KU's Center for Sustainability has developed a website about biking at KU, where you can find information about bicycling on campus and around the community.

Motorcycles & Mopeds

The cost of an annual student or staff Motorcycle/Moped permit is $87, and it may be purchased either by itself or together with a regular vehicle permit.

Student cycle permits may park in any of the areas designated for Moped parking, (shown on the map by a red bike icon), except for lots 3, 10, 12, and 35, as those areas require a Staff Cycle Permit. Students with motorcycles or mopeds should be sure to read signs carefully before parking, as some areas are designated as shared Moped/Motorcycle parking but others are Moped only or Motorcycle only.

Motorcycles and mopeds are not allowed to park in either Allen Fieldhouse Parking Garage or Mississippi Street Parking Garage, or at bicycle racks, and will be ticketed for doing so.

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
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
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 
Using a yellow permit costs $1.93/day. Park & Ride is $1.41.
You don’t need to own a car to use a car – check out Enterprise Carshare.