Visitors in ADA Spaces
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 accessible 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. Beginning August 1, 2013, paid permits will also be required in accessible spaces.
What does this mean for visitors?
When you arrive on campus for your visit, you should stop by the Parking & Transit office (1501 Irving Hill Rd). You will be asked to show your valid placard, and your state-issued ID card or proof of registration. You will then have the option to either purchase a visitor ADA permit ($1.50 half-day, $3 all-day) that will allow you to park in any surface lot, get a visitor registration pass (free of charge) that will allow you to park only at meters, or to pay the hourly toll in one of the parking garages ($1.75 for the first hour, $1.50 for each subsequent hour). It is not necessary to visit our office and show proof of registration if you intend to park in the garages.
Where To Park
With your state issued accessible placard or license tag and any valid KU parking permit, you may park on campus in a regular stall of any color zone, in any designated accessible stall. You may also park at any parking meter without paying the meter fee and without a purchased permit.
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 ($1.75 first hour, subsequent time $1.50/hour) if you park in one of the garages.
Parking meters can be found near the Kansas Union, Carruth-O'Leary, on 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.