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Holiday Passes Available From UK Transportation Services

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 12, 2019) — Need to leave your wheels on campus over winter break? University of Kentucky Transportation Services is offering free, covered storage for cars and bicycles on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Students with a valid UK parking permit who would like to keep their car under cover during winter break can stop by the UK Transportation Services’ customer service centers and pick up a free holiday pass, which will allow them to park in the South Limestone Garage (PS #5) over semester break. Transportation Services will provide holiday passes to the first 200 students, granting them access to the fourth and fifth floors of the garage beginning on Monday, Dec. 16, through 5:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14.  The passes will be available beginning Monday, Dec. 16, at the Transportation Services’ main office, located at 721 Press Ave., and its satellite office, located in the South Limestone Garage. 

Students who use a holiday pass should access the garage by pulling a visitor ticket from the ticket dispenser. The holiday parking pass must be clearly displayed on the dashboard. Upon returning to campus, students should bring their holiday parking pass to the South Limestone Garage office to be exchanged for an exit voucher. Vehicles not moved by 5:30 a.m. Tuesday Jan. 14, will begin incurring an hourly parking fee. 

Students with a valid UK permit are also allowed to leave their vehicles in the Kroger Field periphery lots — Red, Blue, Commonwealth Drive, College Way East and West and Wildcat Court lots — over semester break. In addition, students with residential permits are also able to leave their cars in their assigned lots for the duration of the break.

If you typically travel on two wheels, you can keep your bicycle under cover 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 on Blazer Dining. Bikes will be accommodated on a first-come, first-served basis starting on Monday, Dec. 16. 

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 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. 

Bicycles not picked up by Friday, Jan. 17, will incur a storage fee of $2.50 per day. 

UK Transportation Services strives to improve the quality of life on campus by offering responsive, sustainable and reliable access to infrastructure and mobility solutions. To learn more about transportation options, follow Transportation Services on Twitter @UKParking, or visit online at

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