Bike-recovery app helps Vancouver reduce bike theft by 35% in past year 

A bike-recovery app is making strides in reducing bike theft in Vancouver after it partnered with police one year ago.About 800 fewer bikes were reported stolen in the last 12 months compared to the previous year, amounting to a 35 per cent decrease in bike theft, according to 529 Garage.”We’re thrilled that between reduced thefts and increased recoveries, Vancouver’s co-operative approach impacted over a thousand bikes in just one year. We’re looking forward to replicating this success in other major metros across North America,” said J Allard, founder of 529 Garage.The company launched its app in fall 2015 and partnered with Vancouver police during last year’s Bike to Work week to encourage cyclists to register their bikes with 529 Garage.

Source: Bike-recovery app helps Vancouver reduce bike theft by 35% in past year | Metro Vancouver

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