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Signs to help lock your bike right

Published on Monday 15 March, 2021

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New signs are now in place to show cyclists how to properly secure their bikes to the racks at City of Gosnells facilities in an effort to reduce bike theft.

Mayor David Goode said the signage was part of the City’s involvement with the Bikelinc initiative – a partnership program between Crime Stoppers WA and the WA Police Force to educate bike owners and deter would-be thieves.

“These new signs are an important part of this education and awareness campaign and we’re aiming to get 1,000 local bike owners signed up to the program,” he said.

“Through Bikelinc, people can recover a bike that is lost or stolen or avoid buying a stolen bike by searching the frame serial number.”

As an added incentive to join the program, bike owners who register before 31 May will go into the draw to win a $1,000 voucher to spend at a local bike store, or one of three runner-up prizes of $100 bike store vouchers. There are also fortnightly random prize draws.

In WA, there are more than 19,700 bicycles listed with Bikelinc, with 299 (1.5 per cent) listed in the City of Gosnells.

Look out for the new bike safety signs near the bike racks at the City’s Amherst Village Library, Knowledge Centre in Gosnells, Mills Park Centre and Leisure World.

To join Bikelinc or find our competition terms and conditions, visit the City’s website at www.gosnells.wa.gov.au.