What are the benefits of registering my bicycle?
Bicycle registration has a number of benefits to cyclists:
- Acts as a visible theft deterrent; similar programs on other campuses have decreased bicycle thefts.
- Can potentially reduce costs to cyclists. If your bike is registered and it is illegally parked or appears to be abandoned, Parking & Transportation can contact you directly in certain situations using the information provided during registration, rather than impounding your bicycle and cutting the lock. Proof of registration can also be helpful if you want to file an insurance claim on your stolen bike.
- Aids in theft recovery. Parking & Transportation can flag your bike as stolen, provide you with your serial number and look for your bike – all provided it is registered with our department.
Who should register their bicycles?
All members of the campus community who plan to park their bicycle on campus are encouraged to register their bicycle, which is provided free of charge