One man’s ‘war’ against scooters at UConn

Rich Gray, UConn's chief financial officer

Photo Courtesy of UConn

Rich Gray, UConn's chief financial officer

Watch out scooter drivers at The University of Connecticut.

The budget chief of the state’s flagship has launched a safety crusade against these operators — or, the “Rich Gray War,” as he told faculty during a meeting in December.

The so-called war is “a humorous phrase that referred to the enforcement of on-campus policies to ensure pedestrian safety and to ensure that the parking spaces for special needs members of the community remain available for the intended users,” according Senate Faculty minutes.

Scooters parked outside the entrance to the Burton Family Football Complex are in violation of new parking regulations. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Scooters parked outside the entrance to the Burton Family Football Complex are in violation of new parking regulations. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

In August 2012, the university adopted new regulations for scooters that require students to register their vehicles with the campus and get a parking permit. The regulations also restrict where students can park on campus.

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