— Seattle Library (@SPLBuzz) August 15, 2013
Not cool, bike thief!
Shortly after Jared Mills helped pedal Seattle Public Library to national acclaim for its Books on Bikes program, some awful person stole his bike from his home (don’t worry, the book-hauling bike trailer is safe).
The thief broke into his yard and sawed through the lock, Mills told KPLU.
While most people think of bike theft as a problem out in public spaces, we hear from an awful lot of people whose bikes were taken from a garage or shed. Jared was smart enough to lock his bike even in his own back yard, but it wasn’t enough this time.
We hope to have some news about fighting bike theft soon. In the meantime the best you can do is make sure you have a good u-lock (smaller is better) and follow Hal’s sage advice: