It has been reported that an Escondido student’s bicycle was stolen from the back bike rack today (blue Giant size 24). If anyone has any knowledge of this bike, please let me know. Please also continue to be diligent in locking up all bikes that are parked on campus, as bike theft on and around the Stanford campus is a large problem.
Palo Alto Traffic Safety Representatives have been working closely with the Palo Alto Police Department and the City of Palo Alto to address concerns about stolen bikes. Registering your bike is one way to increase the chances that it may get returned to you if stolen. Bike Index is a worldwide, nonprofit, free registry that allows individuals to register their bikes and has successfully returned over 5,000 bikes to their owners. If your bike ever goes missing, log in to your Bike Index account and mark it as stolen, which allows anyone who finds the bike to contact you. You can read more about Palo Alto’s use of Bike Index here.
The Escondido PTA has generously agreed to purchase stickers that go along with the bike registration process. Stickers will be made available to Escondido students and families next Fall, but in the meantime, you can still register your bikes at bikeindex.org (stickers are a convenience but not a necessity; the most important thing is to register all bikes.)
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