LCC encourages members to comment on mayor's theft plan

Members of the public have until 3 August 2010 to comment on TfL’s new anti-bike theft proposals.

The Cycle Security Plan responds to several of LCC’s demands for reduced bike theft:

  • Creating a police Task Force on theft, with enforcement against thieves as its top priority
  • Proposes a code of practice for retailers
  • Increased cycle parking
  • Joint work with internet retail sites to deter sales of stolen goods

 

The Cycle Security plan also provides a range of information about the growth in theft notably at London rail stations (up 10%) and in London boroughs (up 28%).

LCC provided early input to the security action plan and will be part of the Cycle Security Working Group that will monitor the progress of the plan. 

You can read the plan and make comments here.

LCC says: We welcome the plan but want it to require planners across London to ensure that cycle parking is included in all new commercial and residential developments and that existing government developments retro-fit cycle parking for staff and visitors.

We also want to see a central repository for stolen bikes created, so recovered bicycles can be more readily reunited with their owners.

Members of the public only have 3 August 2010 to comment on Transport for London’s new anti-bike theft plan.

The Cycle Security Plan responds to several of LCC’s demands for reduced bike theft:

  • creates a police Task Force on theft
  • proposes a code of practice for retailers
  • promises increased cycle parking
  • invites joint work with internet retail sites to deter sales of stolen goods

The Cycle Security plan also provides a range of information about the growth in theft notably at London rail stations (up 10%) and in London boroughs (up 28%).

LCC provided early input to the Action Plan and will be part of the Cycle Security Working Group that will monitor the progress of the plan.  

You can comment on the plan here.

LCC welcomes the plan, but wants it to require developers across London to include cycle parking in all new commercial and residential building, and that existing developments retro-fit cycle parking for staff and visitors.

We're also keen for it to include plans for an Amsterdam-style central repository for recovered bikes, many of which don't find their way back to their owners, even if recovered from thieves.

 

 

 

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