The Free Ride is over for Granville Island bike thieves, according to The Vancouver Sun:
“Thieves have had a free ride on the island for years, taking advantage of bike racks installed in low traffic areas and poor cyclist awareness. More than 150 bikes were nabbed from just two blocks of the island in the last four years, and that’s only looking at thefts that were reported to police. They were among 10,000 stolen citywide in just four-and-a-half years”.
“The tourist hot spot and beloved haunt for many Vancouver residents has become the riskiest place to park a bike in the city, with higher theft numbers there than any other location citywide”.