UK Transportation to offer cover storage for vehicles over winter break


First day of Spring Break with snow on March 12, 2018. Photo by Mark Cornelison | UK Photo

UK Transportation announced in a press release Monday that it will offer free covered storage for cars and bicycles on a first-come, first-served basis over winter break. 

The free holiday passes are available to the first 200 UK students with a valid parking permit. These holiday passes allow the student to park in the South Limestone Garage (PS #5) on the fourth and fifth floors over the winter break, beginning Dec. 10 until 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8. 

The passes are now available at Transportation Services’ main office, located at 721 Press Avenue, and its satellite office, located in the South Limestone Garage.

Holiday passes must be clearly displayed on vehicle dashboards. Once students return to campus, they can take the pass to the South Limestone Garage office and exchange it for an exit voucher. Vehicles not moved by 5:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 8, will begin incurring an hourly parking fee.

Students with a valid UK permit are allowed to leave their vehicles in the Kroger Field periphery lots (Red, Blue, Soccer/Softball and Commonwealth Drive lots) over semester break. In addition, students with R2, R7, R29 and all graduate housing lot permit holders are also able to leave their cars in their assigned lots for the duration of the break.

Students who mostly cycle can keep their bicycles under covered during the semester break at Wildcat Wheels Bicycle Library (WWBL). Students and employees can store their bikes out of the elements at WWBL, located on the first floor of Blazer Dining. Bikes will be accommodated on a first come, first-served basis, starting on Monday, Dec. 10.

You must have a UK bicycle permit to participate in the holiday bike storage program. If you don’t already have one, WWBL staff will issue free permits during bicycle drop-off days. WWBL is open noon to 3 p.m. on Monday and Friday and 3 to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday.

Bicycles not picked up by Friday, Jan. 18, will be charged a storage fee of $2.50 per day.