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August 11, 2006
Transportation Services investigating post-and-ring bicycle stands
  
The City of Toronto’s Transportation Services Division is investigating its post-and-ring bicycle stands after recent reports that bike thefts may have involved rings being broken.

“We are very concerned about bike theft and take these reports very seriously,” said Councillor Adam Giambrone, Vice-chair of the City’s Works Committee. “Although our staff have had very few complaints about the rings in the past 20 years that they have been used, we are investigating these reports and will be testing the rings themselves.”

More than 16,000 post-and-ring stands have been installed in Toronto since 1985.

Cyclists that believe a broken post-and-ring stand was the reason their bike was stolen are asked to contact Transportation Services at 416-392-9253 or bikeplan@toronto.ca with information about where and when their bike was stolen.

The City encourages cyclists to use the best locks available, avoid leaving their bicycle outside overnight or in secluded locations, and to register their bikes with Toronto Police at http://www.torontopolice.on.ca/bike.

For more tips on how to avoid bike theft, visit http://www.toronto.ca/bug/combat_theft.htm.


Media contact:

Kevin Beaulieu
Executive Assistant
Office of Councillor Adam Giambrone
416-338-5305


 

 

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