BIKE THEFT PREVENTION
Bike theft is the number one crime on campus, according to the UO Police Department, but students can take steps to lower their own risk:
- Avoid simple cable or chain locks. U-locks are more durable, and while they can still be cut, bike thieves will often focus on the easiest targets. Put a U-lock around both your bike’s back wheel and its center post for the most protection.
- Lock up your bike in high-traffic, high-visibility areas as much as possible.
- Register your bike for free through Project 529. That network can help law enforcement return your bike if it is stolen, even if it’s recovered in another city or state.