It is an operation which takes a few minutes and which can be very useful. Since January 1, 2021, it is mandatory to mark new bikes. And it will be this summer for second-hand two-wheelers. A real deterrent tattoo, inexpensive and free sessions are even offered.
One thing is certain, branding is effective in developing “the bicycle solution” in the city, a major leitmotif. Indeed, many neo-cyclists still hesitate to use the bicycle for their trips in town, outside of work and secure bicycle parking, because of the risk of seeing them take off.
Every year, around 300,000 households are victims of bicycle theft. In order to fight against these thefts, bicycles sold in stores from January 1 must have a unique identifier to which the owner’s contact details will be associated. Https://t.co/UEEpICXgvU pic.twitter.com/nHVafY7a8n
For each problem there is a solution. then on January 1, 2021, the marking of new bicycles became mandatory. But beware, it will soon be compulsory for everyone. In fact, in a second step, on July 1, 2021, it will also be imposed on any owner of old nails.
The system it uses is that of Bicycode. Your seller may suggest another “brand” to you. But the result is the same: a number engraved on the frame of the bicycle using a machine. This number will follow the bicycle all its life, like a license plate or an animal tattoo.
The police are recovering many more bikes than we imagine and are finding many owners, thanks to this number, that’s for sure. In any case, it’s better than nothing and we see every day that it is a deterrent for thieves. It’s as important as a good U-lock
Like every month, we will be holding our tagging session at the Maison du Vélo, this Saturday, January 9, 2021, from 2:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Remember to bring ID and a bike bill, if you have it, ”explains Christine Corbin.
The fight against theft and the stealing of bicycles: it’s time for a change! 🗓️ From 1 January, bicycles sold new by traders must be subject to a marking! You can already mark your 🚲 with @bicycode_fub. https://t.co/ru1PdkLZ1M pic.twitter.com/VcTEbBTuCc
As much, carry out this marking as soon as possible since it will soon be compulsory for all. Before summer, workshops may be overwhelmed by too much demand.
Developing marking also means making urban cyclists aware of good equipment. “Nothing beats a U-shaped lock, but on the FUB website, you will be able to get explanations on the tests carried out by model and by brand each month.
To park, did you know that you can use all the underground car parks in the city of Caen, for example? They all have a bicycle space, guarded 24/24 by video surveillance camera.
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