Motorcycles & Mopeds
All licensed vehicles, including motorcycles and mopeds, must be registered with Parking and Transportation Services. 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, or you are parking the motorcycle/moped on campus and not using it to commute, you must purchase an MRC permit ($90/year). MRC permits may not be used as part of a carpool.
To obtain a permit, visit one of our locations.
Parking Your Motorcycle or Moped
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 an open-air bike rack, provided you do not block access to it for bicycles. Some areas restrict parking to bicycles only due to air intake, noise, aesthetics, or other reasons; this includes bike parking areas in and around Abele Quad and in covered walkways in residential areas.
Do not park your motorcycle at a bike rack.