Bike theft continues to rise steeply in Seattle. And that not only costs people money, but many people won’t replace their stolen wheels. At a time when our increasingly congested city needs more people to get around by bike, theft is a growing impediment.
Brock Howell’ Bicycle Security Advocates group has put together a presentation for the City Council’s Transportation Committee meeting 2 p.m. today (Tuesday) and will host a public panel discussion 6:30 – 8 p.m. this evening at Métier on Capitol Hill.
The basic question: What can we do to stop the rise in thefts?
More details from Bicycle Security Advocates:
Have you ever had your bike stolen? Do you manage a bike shop?
Help fight back against bike theft! Join us for a panel discussion on bike theft and indexing on May 16 at Metier. The region’s leading experts on addressing bike theft will discuss the current state of the problem and what we can do about it.
Panel Discussion on Bike Theft & Indexing
Tuesday, May 16
6:30 – 8 p.m.
Métier, 1017 E Union St, Seattle WA 98122
Moderator: Amy Gore, Councilmember Rob Johnson’s Office
Bryan Hance, Bike Index
Brock Howell, Bicycle Security Advocates
Seattle Police Department
Kendra Borzio, UWPD
Deputy Thomas Liu, King County Sheriff Office
Bicycle Security Advocates, Bike Index, Bike Works, Cascade Bicycle Club, Commute Seattle, Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance, Métier, Seattle Bike Blog, Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, Sportworks Racks, TiGr Locks
Show-up before 6:30 p.m. to get your beers and food and settle down. Listen to the panelists’ presentations for about an hour. Participate in a moderated Q&A for the last 20 minutes. Then stick around after 8 p.m to continue the conversation over drinks.
Earlier in the day on May 16, Bryan Hance of Bike Index, Brock Howell of Bicycle Security Advocates, and the Seattle Police Department will make a special briefing to the Seattle City Council Sustainability & Transportation Committee on bike theft and indexing.
Would your organization/
business like to also co-sponsor by telling your e-newsletter list or social media followers about the event? Email us at [email protected].
RSVP not required but very appreciated.