Sunday, July 06, 2008

[Cyclelicious] New comment on Detroit to enforce bicycle registration.

cafiend has left a new comment on your post "Detroit to enforce bicycle registration":

Look for theft to rise as it did during the mountain bike boom. Any time cycling gets long-term media attention and fashion cred, bikes have greater value to thieves.

Registration is cumbersome and requires fugly stickers or plates on your bike. And what about those of us who run multiple bikes? Do we really get services for our registration dollar? You want to make it meaningful, put money into secure parking structures for bikes. If I lived in a city I would pay to have a secure, reliable parking place. That takes care of a large portion of the time a bike would be vulnerable to thieves, not to mention weather. A rider would still have to lock securely for shopping or other shorter errands, but that exposes the bike for less time.

Posted by cafiend to Cyclelicious at 7/06/2008 12:34:00 PM