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University of Kentucky Parking and Transportation Services: Parking E-newsletter
August 30, 2011

Motorists: Be Courteous and Aware – Share the Road

With the start of fall semester, Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) is once again urging motorists, pedestrians and cyclists to use caution when interacting with each other. As part of the Share the Road program, we are sending safety tips to both drivers and cyclists alike.

PTS has joined with Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government, Fayette County Public Schools, Lexington Police and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to promote safety on our roads.

Motorists must respect the rights of other road users. Below is a list of driving tips that will help keep the road a safe way to travel:

  • Cyclists have a right to the road. Be alert and patient.
  • Check your mirrors. Watch for pedestrians and cyclists.
  • Reduce speed when you approach a cyclist.
  • Cyclists are considered vehicles and should be given the appropriate right of way.
  • Leave at least three feet of space between your car and a cyclist when passing.
  • Follow distracted driving laws; don’t text message while your vehicle is in motion.

For more information about sharing the road with cyclists and pedestrians, visit http://sharetheroad.ky.gov and www.lexingtonky.gov/index.aspx?page=595.

When we all drive safely and are considerate of others, it is easy to Share the Road!

Online Permit Sales for Students End August 31

Wednesday, August 31 is the last day for students to purchase K or evening parking permits online or through the mail. Walk-in customers are allowed beginning Thursday, September 1.

Permits are required in all K and evening-controlled areas beginning Monday, September 12. The complete permit calendar can be found at www.uky.edu/pts/parking-permits_permit-calendar.

The K permit is $248 for the academic year, while the evening permit is $120 for the academic year. If your first choice of permit is no longer available, students meeting eligibility criteria may submit a lottery request online for C and R permits through the Parking Account Manager. Drawings are typically held two to three weeks after the beginning of the semester and notification is sent to the student's email address.

For more information about student permit parking, visit www.uky.edu/pts/parking-permits_student-permits.

Members of the campus community are encouraged to tune into 1700 AM (WQKH 253) to hear campus parking and transportation information. The station broadcasts 24 hours, 7 days a week.