If you live within the boundaries of Lombard, Moore, Broad, and the Schuylkill please take a moment to visit the bicycle registry site established by the 17th Police District and SOSNA (South of South Neighbor’s Association). By registering your bicycle it will be easier to track and recover if ever stolen.
Unfortunately bicycle theft is a major problem in Philadelphia. The Bicycle Registry is a pilot program and if readily adopted could spread throughout the city and greatly improve bicycle recovery rates. Spread the word to friends who live in the designated area, as the success of this program depends on the community’s participation.
The excellent Andrew Dalzell of SOSNA has worked directly with the 17th Police District, the Bicycle Coalition, and neighborhood businesses to launch the registry. While you can register now, the official kick-off will be this Saturday at the annual Plazapalooza street festival. From 1 pm to 2 pm officers from the 17th district will assign registration numbers and etch them on bicycles.