UCF to rent out scoot­ers

Elec­tric mopeds avail­able start­ing next month

Orlando Sentinel - - LOCAL & STATE - By Kevin Spear

Elec­tric scoot­ers will be avail­able to rent at the Univer­sity of Cen­tral Florida cam­pus be­gin­ning next month, school of­fi­cials an­nounced Mon­day.

The ar­rival of scoot­ers pro­vided by Spin, a “mi­cro-mo­bil­ity unit” of Ford Mo­tor Co., be­gins Wed­nes­day in a soft launch with safety events, park­ing lessons and demon­stra­tion of a charg­ing hub.

“Get­ting to this point took a lot of co­or­di­na­tion and co­op­er­a­tion be­tween Stu­dent Govern­ment, the UCF ad­min­is­tra­tion, and the UCF Po­lice Depart­ment to en­sure that we have a pro­gram that is safe and ac­ces­si­ble to ev­ery­one,” said Kevin Olsen, stu­dent govern­ment’s di­rec­tor of com­mu­nity af­fairs, in a state­ment.

While enor­mously pop­u­lar, scoot­ers have pro­voked con­tro­versy in cities and uni­ver­si­ties across the coun­try be­cause of safety wor­ries and be­cause of ex­am­ples of scoot­ers left in in­ap­pro­pri­ate places as “scooter lit­ter” by rid­ers.

Of­fi­cials at the Univer­sity of Ari­zona, with a large cam­pus and stu­dent body on par with UCF’s, be­came fed up with scoot­ers last

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