MSU Police Announce New Moped Regulations to Take Effect August 30, 2017

East Lansing, Mich. The Michigan State University Police Department will be changing the parking regulations for all motorized moped vehicles beginning August 30, 2017.

As part of the new regulations, motorized moped vehicles will no longer be permitted to park at bicycle racks. Instead, designated moped parking areas on campus have been identified and are conveniently located throughout campus. Moped operators will be required to purchase a permit and use the designated moped parking areas. The moped registration fee will be $50 for a one-year permit.

Michigan law defines mopeds as a motor vehicle with two or three wheels that:

  • Has an engine that does not exceed 100 cc piston displacement
  • Does not have a gearshift
  • Has a top speed of 30 mpg or less on a level surface

As a reminder, all mopeds and motorcycles must also be registered with the Michigan Secretary of State to be eligible to purchase an MSU parking permit. Additionally, mopeds and motorcycles are not permitted to drive on sidewalks, designated bike paths, or lawns.

This change comes as a response to the recommendations provided by the All University Traffic and Transportation Committee (AUTTC). After careful review and consideration, it was determined that this change will promote pedestrian safety and provide needed bike parking space at the bike racks.

Moped parking permits will be available for sale at the MSU Parking Office after July 1, 2017. Visit for more information on the changes and parking permit availability.