Bicycle theft leaves many without transportation

I am writing in with a growing concern for bicyclists that live in the local area. I have been noticing increased bicycle theft in the last few weeks as colder weather is coming. The growing pandemic and the drug epidemic that is still affecting the country doesn’t help, but I’m writing because I want to reach out to the community for more awareness on bicycle theft and ask that we all do our part to help the bicyclists in the area prevent the theft of their bicycles, which in some cases are the bicyclists’ main form of transportation

To prevent theft I suggest putting more bike racks in shopping centers and have security cameras focused on those areas by bike racks, or if it’s safe to do so allow the bicyclists to bring their bike in the business or establishment.

I had my bike stolen on Nov. 9 at the Safeway parking lot in Marysville, so that’s what’s getting me to write in today.

Elijah Edens


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