BU Partners with Boston College, Harvard, MIT, Northeastern, and Kryptonite Locks to Help Reduce Bike Theft

September 5th, 2014 in Bicycle Safety

In an effort to help reduce the number of bicycle thefts in and around our campuses, Boston University, Boston College, Harvard University, MIT, and Northeastern University have partnered with the Kryptonite Lock Company to produce anti-theft informational hangtags.

These hangtags, printed on a rigid and waterproof styrene material, will be placed on bicycles throughout our campuses by designated University personnel to warn the owners of the potential for theft based on the locks they are currently using.  In addition, these hang tags provide proper locking techniques as well as the URL’s of the partner institutions.

In addition to the benefits this campaign may provide to those who’s bikes we target, Kryptonite has donated 150 u-locks on behalf of the participating institutions to Bikes Not Bombs’ Earn-a Bike Program; a learning and earning program for boys and girls ages 12 to 18.

Bikes Not Bombs is a non-profit Massachusetts based bicycle organization that recycles donated bicycles, trains young people to fix their own bikes and become employable mechanics, and sends thousands of refurbished bikes to communities across the globe.

Kryptonite Hangtag Front

 

Kryptonite Hang Tag Back Side

 

2014 Bike Safety Bike Patrol Group Photo WJL V2