New Motorcycle Policy for 2016-17
Faculty and staff registered for a vehicle permit who own both a vehicle and a motorcycle must add their motorcycle as authorized for use with their assigned vehicle permit. Once listed, motorcycles associated with a core faculty/staff parking permit may park throughout the day in any non-reserved vehicle space within the permit holder’s assigned lot, or any designated faculty/staff motorcycle spaces. Faculty/staff Commuter permit holders with a registered motorcycle may park only in the Commuter lots, either in a vehicle or designated motorcycle space. On weekdays after 4 p.m. and all day on Saturdays and Sundays, properly registered motorcycles may park in designated motorcycle spaces within all other available faculty/staff lots, regardless of which type of permit they possess.
Display of the vehicle permit on the motorcycle is not required, but only one of the vehicles or motorcycles registered for use with the assigned permit may be parked on campus at any given time, unless they are also registered with another permit issued to another faculty/staff member. Vehicle permits for full-time faculty and staff are issued by each employee's college or administrative unit.
Faculty and staff who only wish to bring a motorcycle to campus may purchase an annual motorcycle-access permit from the Parking Office, valid for parking in designated motorcycle spaces only in all faculty/staff parking areas where such spaces are available. The permit fee is $62, payable by cash, check or money order, LionCash+, or major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover). These permits are now available at the Parking Office, located at 1 Eisenhower Parking Deck and open from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Motorcycle Parking at Gated Parking Facilities Now Prohibited
During installation of new gate equipment at the East, HUB and Nittany parking decks, the service company performing the installation brought forth a safety concern regarding motorcycles entering through the gated equipment. After consulting with the manufacturer, parking industry peers, and the University’s Risk Management Office, it was confirmed that the speed at which current-generation gated equipment operates could pose a serious safety issue for motorcyclists. With the safety of all customers in mind, all parties have agreed to prohibit all motorcycle parking at these facilities (East, HUB and Nittany decks), effective immediately. To accommodate motorcyclists displaced from the gated facilities, additional motorcycle parking spaces will be added to the Eisenhower Parking Deck, Lot Green B near Ford Building and Lot Yellow R near Ag Administration over the next two weeks. The Parking Office apologizes for any inconvenience.