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Scooter program resumes after short pause

March 29, 2019


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The Nicholls scooter program was put on hold to look for better ways to ensure safety and is now open for students to ride around campus again.

“With any new program that you introduce on a campus, city, whatever have you, there is always going to be hiccups. So, the university needed some time to be able to access and look at how we can make this a safe and fun program for all students,” Austin Wendt, president of Student Government Association, said.

Wendt said the university wanted to ensure some type of policy regarding safety. The university will continue looking for ways to enforce these safety policies.

“We want to give students the ability to take this as a learning experience, to be able to move forward and to be able to utilize the program in a safe and efficient manner,” Wendt said.

Wendt also said they will be utilizing all departments on campus to help do this.

“This was not an SGA thing; SGA was not necessarily pushing the pause. We came to the table with the administration, and this was something that they basically wanted to be able to take a look back,” Wendt said.

SGA was not against it, but Wendt said that they recognized the need and that they see where the administration is coming from in regards to safety on campus.

“What we are looking at right now is through SPIN, they are offering a discount for helmets. It’s like 50 percent off on helmets that normally cost you 20 bucks, so it will then cost ten dollars,” Wendt said.

Also, SGA is looking at several different programs to be able to get helmets out to the students.

They are currently looking at a helmet check-out plan on different areas on campus, and they may do helmet giveaways.

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