Winter parking rules in effect November 15 – April 15

UW-Madison campus winter parking rules for motor vehicles, mopeds, and bicycles are in effect November 15, 2023 through April 15, 2024.

Winter parking rules

These winter parking rules are in effect every day from 2:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. between November 15, 2023 and April 15, 2024 regardless of weather conditions.

  • No street parking is allowed along Observatory Drive or Linden Drive. This includes Lot 26 stalls along Observatory Drive, and Lot 40 and 59 stalls along Linden Drive.
  • Parking is restricted in Lots 16, 34, 40, 45, 50, 51, 137, and moped Lot 695 to allow for snow removal. Please park in designated rows marked by “Shoveling Bucky” signs.
  • Top levels of parking ramps may be blocked off to better facilitate snow removal.

Bicycle parking

Some bike racks are closed in certain locations to allow snow to be cleared from nearby walkways. These racks are roped off and signed. Parking is not allowed at these locations from November 15 through April 15.

Reporting snowy/icy conditions

Transportation Services works with FP&M Physical Plant – Grounds to ensure sidewalks, bus shelters, parking lots, and roads are as clear as possible during winter months. However:

  • If you encounter snowy, slippery, or icy conditions in a parking lot or moped parking lot, please notify Transportation Services by completing a lot maintenance form. Please note it can take 4-5 days to plow all moped lots.
  • To report snowy or icy conditions in other areas on campus, please contact FP&M Customer Service.

Be safe on your winter commute

For more information on winter parking and winter commute tips, please visit the winter parking procedures webpage.

Winter parking map

The map below shows parking lots, bike parking areas, and street areas affected by winter parking rules.

Image of 2023-24 winter parking restrictions for the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. A text version of the winter restrictions are available at
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