Bike Theft Awareness

Julia K. Nguyen

MBTA Police as well as Red Line employees will be posted in the Central Square, Harvard Square, Porter Square, Davis Square, and Alewife T Stations for an outreach program to prevent bike theft on Wednesday afternoon, between 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Due to the large number of people who choose to commute by bicycle, the Transit Police launched this public awareness campaign in order to lower the risk of bike theft by reinforcing proper bicycle security. Because there is no insurance in the case of a theft for bicyclists, the theft of a bicycle is particularly detrimental for these commuters.

"Not only does the victim suffer the loss of transportation, the person also suffers the out of pocket costs of replacing that transportation," said Robert Lenehan, Lieutenant Commander of the MBTA Transit Police, in a statement made to boston.com.

The program will also give advice on how to commute safely, as well as the necessary and required equipment for cyclists to use.

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