Motorcycles are a popular means to get to campus, especially in nice weather. If you are a student, you will purchase a Cycle Red permit, valid in red cycle parking zones. Staff and faculty purchase a Cycle Blue permit, which is valid in both blue and red cycle parking zones.
Motorcycles have designated parking areas that are specifically marked, and you do have to park there – you may not use regular car parking spaces. Motorcycles are also not allowed to park in either parking garage.
Parking & Transit is working to expand current and create new cycle parking areas. If you have any recommendations, please let us know!
Currently, there are motorcycle parking areas in these parking lots:
- Cycle Red:
- 8, 33, 39, 41, 50, 54, 61, 71, 90, 91, 100, 101, 104, 110, 112, 114, 200, 202, 212, 220, 503, in the drive behind Spencer Museum of Art going to lot 91, and on Illinois Street between lots 34 and 61.
- Cycle Blue:
- 1, 3, 10, 12, and 35.
The main difference between red and blue cycle permits is the ability to drive through Main Campus: Blue can, Red cannot.
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.