Here’s the first monthly bike theft roundup. I had been doing these weekly, but thought I would change things up. What do you all think? Is a monthly report more or less useful/interesting than weekly? The data comes from SPD online police reports.
See the dot on the Columbia City Link station? That was Karen’s bike:
In an email, she told me this is the second bike she has had stolen from the Columbia City light rail stop in less than a year (she even had a mega-duty u-lock). She says bikes are stolen or vandalized at the station often. Has anyone else had a bike theft/damage experience here? Perhaps this would be a good spot for one of Sound Transit’s bike lockers.
There have been many thefts, and lockers are on the way. They might work well for dues-paying commuters, but I don’t yet see how they’re going to work for occasional riders.