Mopeds

 Mopeds


Your vehicle is a moped if it is licensed as a moped.  If so, "MOPED" will be printed on your Wisconsin license plate.

Changes as of September, 2011

  • Moped users must purchase and display a valid permit from Parking Services.
  • Mopeds will no longer be permitted to park in bicycle storage areas near academic buildings.
  • Exception:  mopeds may continue to park in bicycle storage areas near residence halls.
  • Caution:As has always been the case, a moped cannot be operated on a pedestrian walkway or campus bike route. Operation of a motor vehicle on a walkway is a violation of both university regulations and state traffic laws.
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Moped Permit Cost


Mopeds must display a campus motorcycle permit.  The permit costs $15/yr and is available from Parking Services

Moped Parking Areas Near Academic buildings


Mopeds must park in either:

  • A designated motorcycle pad in a parking lot
  • A designated moped pad/area

Locations:

  • Reference campus map for cycle pad locations
  • Lot 1 (east of Fryklund)
  • Lot 10 (north of Heritage Hall)
  • Lot 18 (east of Jarvis Hall)
  • Lot 29 (south of Applied Arts)
  • Lot 4 (near the Sports & Fitness Center)
  • Lot 27 (south of the General Services Building)
  • Lot 30 (north of the University Services Building)
  • Lot 14 (near Bowman Hall / Millennium Hall)

    Location of moped-only pads:
  • South of Bowman Hall
  • Lot 14 (spaces south of Millennium Hall near VR)
  • Near the Swanson Learning Center  - 10th Ave entrance (south side of the concrete bollards - not on the sidewalk)
  • Near Lot 18 (west and south curbs)

      Moped Parking Areas Near Residence Halls:

  • North side of Antrim-Froggatt Hall, next to the trash area
  • West side of North Hall, next to the bike racks
  • North side of South hall, next to the trash area
  • South side of Fleming Hall, between the bike racks and the street (on the boulevard)
  • East side of Red Cedar Hall, next to the bike racks

Relevant laws:


  • Wisconsin registered mopeds must conform to the equipment specifications identified in 340.01(29m), Wisconsin State Statutes.
  • For those students who own moped licensed in the state of Minnesota the primary law that addresses moped/motorized bicycle usage is Minnesota State Statute 169.223.  Mopeds/motorized bicycles are defined in Minnesota State Statute 169.01, Subd. 4a
  • The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has a booklet on scooter safety at this link: http://www.msf-usa.org/downloads/Scooter_tips-screen.pdf
  • Moped riders may not carry passengers
  • Moped riders must wear eye protection at all times
  • Mopeds cannot be operated on a sidewalk at any time.
  • Mopeds must be registered and display license plates