Motorcycle, Motorscooter, and Mopeds
Motorcycle Operation & Campus Parking
New York State Regulations
Motorcycles, motor scooters, and mopeds may not be operated or parked on sidewalks, lawns, plazas, or other pedestrian areas. Motorcycles, motor scooters, and mopeds are motor vehicles and are subject to all vehicle and traffic laws, and New York State regulations for motor vehicle operation. Mopeds and motor scooters may not exceed a driving speed of 20 mph.
All mopeds are limited-use motorcycles and must be registered and licensed with New York State. Class A mopeds must also be inspected. The driver must have a motorcycle license, carry insurance and wear helmet and goggles. Owners of Class B mopeds must carry insurance and wear helmet and goggles. Class C mopeds must be registered with Cornell University as well as New York State. Insurance, helmet, and goggles are not required for Class C mopeds.
Vehicle Space Parking
Motorcyclists who have a parking permit for their car can display their annual permit on a motorcycle and park in spaces covered by that permit (note: except the parking garages). A special locking permit hanger is available for purchase from Transportation Services.
Motorcycles, motor scooters, and mopeds parked in designated M permit spaces must have an annual Cornell University M permit sticker either affixed to the right front fork, facing forward, or displayed in a permit hanger if being transferred among bikes owned by the permit holder.
A special locking permit hanger is available for purchase from Transportation Services. Please note that M permits are not replaceable, and cannot be returned for a refund. Purchase M Permit.
Legacy silver M permits are only valid when affixed to the bike, are not transferable, and will not be replaced under any circumstances.
M Permit Areas
M permit areas are posted with signs and pavement markings (where practical) in the following areas or adjacent to the buildings listed. Please observe signs carefully. Areas are subject to change. Some M areas are not available from December 1 to April 1.
|116 Maple Avenue||Hughes Hall|
|120 Maple Avenue||Humphreys Service Building|
|Anna Comstock Hall||ILR Lot|
|Appel Commons Lot||Malott Hall|
|B Lot (Vet College)||Morrison Hall|
|Bailey Hall, west side||395 Pine Tree Road, EHOB|
|Barton Hall||Plant Science, Tower Road|
|Boyce Thompson Institute (BTI)||Riley-Robb Hall|
|Clark Hall, northeast||Robert Purcell Community Center|
|Corson/Mudd, Tower Road||Schuyler House|
|Day/Stimson Hall||Sisson Place Extension|
|Fernow Hall||Dwyer Dam Lot (old Oxley), Rt. 366|
|Friedman Wrestling Center||Vet College Poultry Virus|
|Garden Avenue||Ward Lab/TBK|
|Hasbrouck Apartments||Willard Straight Hall|
- A motorcycle may park in visitor, metered, and pay-by-cell spaces if a permit or time has been purchased.
- Parking permits for other permit areas are not valid in posted motorcycle M permit areas; an M permit must be displayed.