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Important P&T Information and Updates

Beginning Monday, May 10, 2021, UTS is running Summer 2021 Service. Gold Line and Orange Line does not operate on weekends, Green Line does not run, Gold Line operates on a 30-minute frequency, and service on Academic Routes ends at 8:00 PM, Monday through Friday. Please visit our University Transit Service page for more details.

Beginning Monday, May 10, 2021, Safe Ride service is provided by Charlottesville Yellow Cab. Safe Ride - Provided by Yellow Cab is available from 10:00 PM to 7:30 AM, 7 days per week. Please see our Safe Ride page for more information.

  • For information regarding parking options for Final Exercises, please visit the Class of 2020 and/or Finals 2021 pages on the Office of Major Events site. Parking information during Final Exercises can be found HERE!
  • University Transit Service (UTS) at the University of Virginia's Department of Parking and Transportation is seeking reliable Transit Bus Drivers. Click HERE for more information!
  • Please use our Operating Status page for today's service level and updates during times of inclement weather.
  • Please see our Service Schedule for the future schedule of daily transit and parking service levels.
  • Safe Ride - Provided by Yellow Cab is available from 10:00 PM to 7:30 AM, 7 days per week. Please see our Safe Ride page for more information.
  • Parking meters and pay stations in all applicable parking locations have been removed or deactivated. Please use ParkMobile for metered parking.
  • Parking permits, including student permits can be purchased via the Online Parking Portal.

Dockless Scooters and Bikes

The University is committed to the safety and well-being of pedestrians, people with disabilities, bicyclists, and other users of the public rights-of-way in and around University Grounds, including the Medical Center. Due to this commitment, the University has established requirements for the riding, parking, and storing of dockless eScooters and electric power-assist bicycles on University Grounds, including the Medical Center.


Keys to Success 

Follow the rules to keep scooters on Grounds! 

Whether using a personally owned device, or one of the vendors participating in the city’s pilot program, the following practices will advance the success of the program and insure compliance with UVA policy

  • Operate on the streets and in bike lanes. Do not operate or park these devices on sidewalks or inside of University Buildings.
  • When in operation, obey traffic laws including street signs, traffic lights, and speed limits. Yield to pedestrians in crosswalks. Use caution when approaching and passing pedestrians.
  • Park the device upright in or near a bike rack. If the bike rack area is full, proceed to the next closest with available parking.
  • Do not bring the devices inside any UVA building.
  • Do not charge the device from any UVA source of electricity.

 

Safe and Respectful Riding

If using one of the vendor-provided devices, be aware of your personal responsibility as outlined in your agreement with the vendor.

scooter safety graphic

 


How to Park

Devices parked outside of designated areas create significant issues for those using ramps, handrails, curb cuts, bus stops, doors, stairs, etc. The issue is especially acute for people with disabilities who, along with everyone else, rely on open and safe access. Improper parking also creates operational hazards for transit, landscaping, maintenance, etc. Be thoughtful and park the device responsibly. 

On-Grounds

Please park responsibility and in designated areas on Grounds. When parking at a bike rack, place the scooter in or as near to the rack as is practical. Be mindful not to impede pedestrian and ADA access.

Off-Grounds 

When riding off-Grounds, it is still important to park responsibly, Please follow all city guidelines including:

  1. Do not ride on sidewalks. Ride scooters in bike lanes where possible, and in the street with the flow of traffic. 
  2. These devices are not be ridden on the bricked portion of the Downtown Mall, the Corner, or Court Square. 
  3. Do not park on private property unless the company specifically allows it at a certain location. 
  4. Park as close to the curb as possible.
  5. Park on a hard surface whenever possible. Scooters may tip over when parked on grass or mulch. 

 


Provide Feedback

Information about the city’s pilot program, which will run through July 2019, can be found on the city's website. General feedback about the city’s pilot program can be emailed to dockless@charlottesville.org.

Vendor-provided devices that are improperly parked can be reported via the phone number printed on the device. The city’s pilot program requires the vendor respond to that call within 2 hours.

The MyCville app includes a specific reporting link for dockless e-scooter and e-bicycle issues.

Impounding and Removing

The University and Medical Center reserve the right to impound devices that are not in compliance. Impound fees apply.

More Information

The Department of Parking & Transportation is responsible for the issuance and administration of the University e-scooter and electrical-assist bicycle program and the regulations governing appropriate process, use, parking, and storage of dockless e-scooters and e-bikes. The University Police Department is responsible for enforcing moving violations and/or other life safety issues.