Monday, May 18, 2015

New Tool to Help Reunite Stolen Bikes With Their Owners

This oughta keep it safe.
The City of Spokane is launching free bike registration to help return stolen bicycles to their owners.

Bicycle owners can register their bike at SpokaneBikeID.org (or by accessing the tool via their My Spokane account at Spokanecity.org). Owners are asked to enter contact information and the serial number and description of the bicycle, and can also upload a picture of it. For those without computer or Internet access, bikes can also be registered at neighborhood Spokane C.O.P.S. shops.

Police recover many bikes each year, but getting them back to their owners is often difficult. The citywide bike registration database will help police reunite stolen bikes with their rightful owners. The My Spokane staff will manage the SpokaneBikeID tool in partnership with the Spokane Police Department.

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About SRTC

SRTC is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for Spokane County. Urbanized areas with populations exceeding 50,000 people are required to have an MPO. SRTC was formed to address the county's transportation planning needs. It provides coordination in planning between the public, cities, small towns, the county, the state, transit providers, and tribes.

SRTC offers services including transportation monitoring, transportation modeling, census information analysis, travel demand forecasting, historical traffic count analysis, geographic information systems, and trip generation rates.