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News - 3 June 2008

Putting the brakes on cycle theft

Did you know that there are 180 different ways to lock your bicycle? Brighton & Hove's cycle theft steering group launches a campaign to keep cycle theft under control to encourage the growth of cycling as a sustainable and healthy mode of independent transport.

In Brighton & Hove an average of 70 bicycles are reported stolen each month. Research has shown that when people have their cycles stolen, about two thirds cycle less frequently and a quarter of them stop cycling altogether.

Consequently, from a crime reduction, health and sustainable transport perspective the cycle theft steering group is keen to reduce cycle theft in the city and has embarked on a campaign to let cyclists know about the best way of parking their bikes safely in order to encourage the growth of cycling.

A sharp rise in cycle theft statistics in 2006 lead to the establishment of a multi-agency cycle theft steering group. An action plan was devised to tackle the problem and national specialists, Bikeoff, were consulted about the best way of taking action.

A survey found that many of the cycles parked in the city were poorly secured, making life easy for those intent on theft. Locking equipment and locking technique were often inadequate.

To combat cycle theft, Bikeoff advise the following:

  • Use a combination of two different good quality locks (go to www.soldsecure.com for a list)
  • Lock both wheels and the frame to a bike stand
  • Lock tightly and secure the lock so it doesn’t touch the ground

As more and more people take to cycling in the city, it is important that cyclists know how to protect their bikes against the most common bike theft techniques and get into the habit of locking their bike securely and effectively.

Further details on best practice around street bicycle parking can be found at www.journeyon.co.uk or you can phone Sussex Police on 0845 60 70 999 and ask to speak to your local crime prevention officer about cycle security.

You can register your pedal cycle with the national property and recovery scheme at www.immobilise.com. This site stores details of your cycle (and certain other types of lost or stolen property) and is used to reunite recovered property with owners.

Brighton & Hove City Council has an ongoing programme of cycle stand installation in the city to meet current and anticipated future demand for cycle parking which allow cyclists to lock their bikes securely.

To find out more about the campaign log on to http://www.safeinthecity.info:80/?q=priorities/theft/cycle_theft


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