Bid to lock in bike security

Transit officer Craig Joyce and Snr Const John Harrison from Warwick police. Picture: Martin Kennealey d494094
Transit officer Craig Joyce and Snr Const John Harrison from Warwick police. Picture: Martin Kennealey d494094

TRANSPERTH and Joondalup police have joined forces for an education campaign to reduce bicycle thefts on the Joondalup train line.

The If It’s Not D-Locked – It’s Not Locked campaign encourages cyclists to lock their bikes at stations using D-locks, which are much stronger than chain link locks and less likely to be cut by thieves.

Public Transport Authority transit officers and Joondalup police launched the campaign by handing out 60 free D-locks and educational material to passengers at Greenwood station with substandard locks.

“We do everything we can to prevent theft and apprehend offenders on our network, including targeted patrols by transit officers and 24-7 surveillance via CCTV,” PTA spokesman David Hynes said.

“But cyclists also have an important role to play in securing their bicycles and accessories in a way which makes it as difficult as possible for the bike to be stolen.

“We urge all cyclists to ensure they have a D-lock and learn the most secure way to lock their bike.”

More D-locks, education materials and other merchandise will be distributed at locations where bicycle theft has been an issue.

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