Motorcycles & Mopeds

We require a parking permit for any licensed vehicle, including motorcycles and mopeds. If you drive a motorcycle or moped, you must abide by all Duke parking policies, as well as State requirements.

In North Carolina, a moped is defined as:

A vehicle that has two or three wheels, no external shifting device, and a motor that does not exceed 50 cubic centimeters piston displacement and cannot propel the vehicle at a speed greater than 30 miles per hour on a level surface [North Carolina General Statute 105-164.3 (22)].

According to this definition, scooters with engines under 50cc are considered a moped.

Obtaining a Permit

If you have a valid annual parking permit for another vehicle and drive a motorcycle or moped, you may obtain a complimentary motorcycle (MRC) permit.

If your motorcycle/moped is your only vehicle, you must purchase an MRC permit ($76/year). MRC permits may not be used as part of a carpool.

To obtain a permit, visit one of our locations or submit a motorcycle/moped permit application

Affix your permit to the front fork or rear fender. 

Parking Your Motorcycle or MopedMotorcycle Parking

The Duke Map displays available parking for motorcycles and mopeds. Click on a pointer to display details about each parking location. Some allow motorcyles, some allow mopeds, and some allow both.

If there are no spaces available for your moped, you may park at a bike rack, provided you do not block access to it for bicycles. Do not park your motorcycle at a bike rack.