University of Wisconsin–Madison

Winter parking rules in effect November 15 – March 15

UW-Madison campus winter parking rules are in effect November 15, 2018 through March 15, 2019 from 2 – 6 a.m. every day, regardless of weather conditions.

Winter parking rules

  • No parking along Observatory Drive or Linden Drive. This includes the street stalls of Lot 26 and 40.
  • There is restricted parking in lots 16, 34, 40, 50, 51, and 137. Please park in designated rows (marked by the “Shoveling Bucky” signs).
  • Top levels of ramps may be blocked off to better facilitate snow removal.

A map of restricted winter parking areas and other winter tips can be found on the winter procedures page.

Snow Action Days

In the event of a University declared Snow Action Day, all normal winter parking rules are in effect, and no parking is allowed on the top level of UW parking ramps. Vehicles must be moved prior to 7 a.m. to avoid citation and relocation.

Winter tips

  • Leave your cars, mopeds, and bicycles at home. Fewer vehicles on the roads mean less congested, safer travel for all.
  • Dress for the weather. Wear warm clothes and shoes with excellent traction.
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