Educate bicyclists on the best ways to prevent bicycle theft.

Strategy 5.6.2 Details

Chapter 5Education: Education is a key component to achieving the Bike 2015 Plan's goals to increase the number of trips by bicycle and improve the safety of the bicycling environment. Many people think that bicycling in Chicago is dangerous. This concern keeps people from bicycling more, or at all. A key way to address this concern is through education, particularly through the six objectives identified in this chapter.
Objective 6Reduce the incidence of bicycle theft through education and enforcement.

Strategy 2

Educate bicyclists on the best ways to prevent bicycle theft.

Many bicycles are stolen because inadequate locks are used and/or bicycles are parked in poor locations. The best way to prevent bicycle theft is educating people on appropriate types of bicycle locks, how to use them, and other ways to make bicycles difficult to steal, including where to park.

Peformance MeasureDistribute a flyer or hangtag on how to prevent bike theft to bicycle stores, encouraging them to provide with new bike sales, beginning in 2006. Stage an annual press event, beginning in 2006. Organize and publicize an annual bike lock sale in conjunction with the Bike Chicago festival, beginning in 2006.
Tracker NotesWhile bike theft prevention information is in the Chicago Bike Map and on the Chicago Bicycle Program website, a flyer or hangtag has not been distributed to bicycle stores. There have been no annual press events. There has been, at one time, a coupon for a discounted bike lock at participating bicycle stores, distributed by the Bicycling Ambassadors.

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