Sac press and Hal Grades on deterring bike theft

Sacramento Press has put out an article titled Tips for deterring bicycle thieves. Most of the article is repeating the “lock it, lock it, lock it” mantra.  However, urban cycling supports in the comments for the article took minor exception to the description of cycling as a sport.

Interestingly enough, the statement made by a Sacramento Police Offices – as quoted in the article – is one of some contention as well:

Try not to leave it in areas that aren’t well-traveled,” said Sgt. Norm Leong, spokesman for the Sacramento Police Department.

There are some that also believe that the hustle and bustle of busy streets may actually provide better cover for bike thieves that quiet suburban streets.  Specifically, Hal Grades does a great – if somewhat slightly humourous – job of evaluating actually bikes as they are locked up on New Your City streets.  In his video, he argues that point that the quiet streets are actually safer for bikes.