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Cycle thefts from station

June 11, 2010

From RBK sources

Cycle theft from Surbiton station is so high that it has topped a table of year on year rises in bike thefts. A British Transport Police table, containing 25 of the highest cycle thefts reporting stations during 2009/10 placed Surbiton at number 2.

There were 44 thefts reported in that period. Norbiton also made the table, at number 9, with 16 reported thefts.

The figures emerged in the Mayor of London’s new cycle security plan that aims to reduce the risk of bikes being stolen or vandalised.

South West Trains recently moved to improve security at the station by installing a secure cycle compound. It was welcomed by commuters, but there have been complaints that early commuters cannot access the compound, so are parking further away using street parking and putting their bikes at risk.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. June 13, 2010 9:58 am

    We have been working with the British Transport Police to combat cycle crime over the last two years. We supply RFID tags which are fitted to the bikes. So far we have seen that tagged bikes are 10 times less likely to be stolen. 18 police forces are using the tags but more importantly they are encouraging cycle owners to register their bikes on http://www.immobilise.com. If your bile should get stolen and recovered by the police (thousands are every week)then they can check to see who the registered owner is via their own computer. Currently there are 1.3+ million bikes registered and 29 million items of other property (mobile phones, Ipods, DVD palyers etc etc)

  2. June 13, 2010 1:39 pm

    Great scheme, John. All power to your elbow!

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