I have a puch maxi that I ride to classes and such around town here in Delaware and the other day I was shocked to find a parking ticket on my bike when I came out from class. I had locked my bike to a bike rack as I always do so that it won't get stolen. The University gave me a $50 ticket for "parking a moped at a bike rack"
I went and talked with parking services. They said that any bike with a motor is considered a motorcycle and must be parked in a motorcycle parking spot (of course with a motorcycle parking permit for $80/semester)
In the state of Delaware mopeds must be registered with the dmv. If they're under 55cc they are a moped, do not need insurance, etc. They are allowed to be ridden anywhere bicycles are allowed if the motor is not turned on. Apparently I cannot lock it anywhere I could lock a bike.
Sorry for the rant, my purpose in posting was to ask if anyone had dealt with ridiculous parking rules like this before and to ask for suggestions dealing with the University? I thought having a moped would make parking easier but this is ludicrous. Thoughts?