From the 1st August 2021, some of the permits to park on campus prices will be increased. The permits enable you to park on campus within a marked bay Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm.
The annual increase of the University of Kent permits to park on campus are essential to maintain contributions towards the cost of parking operations and enable us to work towards the objectives set out in the University Travel Plan.
The new permit prices are all displayed on our web pages and the web links for these pages are listed below. In comparison to other universities, the University of Kent’s parking permits remain at a lower cost and we continue to offer free parking permits for Government Blue Badge holders and for those that travel by motorcycle.
• Staff permits – https://www.kent.ac.uk/transport/byroad/staff/
• Student permits – https://www.kent.ac.uk/transport/byroad/student/
• Associate permits – https://www.kent.ac.uk/transport/byroad/other-persons/
There are various different permits available and we recommend that you consider the most appropriate permit for you. For instance, you may wish to reapply for your usual permit; or if you are working remotely then you may wish to consider applying for a daily permit.
New transportation around the campus
The University of Kent continues to participate in the electric scooter trial. You can use the electric scooters as an easy way to get around without the need for car travel, therefore reducing your carbon footprint and easing congestion.
The e-scooters included in this trial are all supplied for a leading electric scooter sharing company, Bird. All of the scooters are GPS connected to a controlled set route and if the scooter deviates from this route they will slow down and stop. In line with the Government guidelines on e-scooter trails, during this trial the scooters will use the same road space as bicycles and will not be allowed on the pavement or outside of the trail area.
In addition, the speed is set remotely depending on where the scooter is located. In busier areas the speed is at walking pace, and in cycle lanes the scooter goes up to 15mph.
Please note: The rules for private e-scooters have not changed. Only the trial schemes can be used on the highway. If you use an e-scooter illegally you could face a fine, get penalty points on your license or the e-scooter could be impounded.
For more information, including the safety rules and how to use the e-scooters, please visit our website: www.kent.ac.uk/transport/cycling/escooter/