Stealing Bikes at UofT

October 10, 2006

  UofT Police, in partnership with Toronto Police Services, are implementing a “Bike Bait” pilot program. An expensive bicycle will be outfitted with a global positioning device, and left as bait for would-be bicycle thieves. The hope is not only to catch thieves “handlebar-handed,” but also to act as a deterrent. A similar program in Victoria BC has been credited with a 19% drop in bike thefts in a six month period.  (See student newspaper article at )