Portland Bike Theft Summit

Bike Theft Summit recap: Our big, collective step forward

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 11th, 2014 at 12:42 pm


Great crowd.
(Photo by Guthrie Straw)

Note: Please join me in thanking Bike Index. They were our sponsor for the summit, and it just so happens that Co-director Bryan Hance is the same guy who’s behind our Stolen Bike Listings here on BikePortland (which are back up and running by the way!). Thank you Bike Index!

Because of everyone who showed up and took part in last night’s Bike Theft Summit, Portland has taken a giant step forward in the battle to curb bike theft.
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‘Lock Stars’, solutions, stories, and more at tomorrow’s Bike Theft Summit

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 9th, 2014 at 11:38 am

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We’re excited for the Portland Bike Theft Summit tomorrow (12/10) and hope you are too.

As I mentioned last week, I’ve put together three panel discussions that will be the meat of the event. The discussions will tackle key pieces of the bike theft puzzle including: prevention, recovery, enforcement, parking design, and more.

Today I want to highlight a few other things I’m looking forward to.
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Agenda set for the Portland Bike Theft Summit

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on December 3rd, 2014 at 3:27 pm

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We’re just one week away from the first ever Portland Bike Theft Summit, sponsored by Bike Index. To refresh your memory it’s happening next Wednesday, December 10th from 6-9:00 pm at Velo Cult Bike Shop and Tavern (1969 NE 42nd Ave).

Things are coming together nicely and we’re excited to share the event agenda. We’ve worked hard to get all the key local players in the same room to inspire and inform our next steps in the effort to thwart bike theft. If you come to the summit you’ll get to meet other community advocates who are working on this issue and you’ll get to know (and learn from) key players who are in the trenches of the battle on a daily basis.

We’ve confirmed attendance from representatives from many agencies and organizations including: the Portland Police Bureau, Mayor Charlie Hales’ office, the Portland Office of Neighborhood Involvement Crime Prevention program, the Bureau of Transportation, Portland Parks & Recreation, Bike Index, Project 529, the Multnomah County DA’s office, business owners, and more.
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Save the Date: The Portland Bike Theft Summit is on December 10th

Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) by on November 25th, 2014 at 11:16 am

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As many of you have noticed, after nearly a decade of reporting on and working on bike theft here in Portland, we’ve recently been trying to raise the profile of the issue.

On that note, I’m excited to announce the first Portland Bike Theft Summit. It will be held at Velo Cult Bike Shop and Tavern (1969 NE 42nd) on Wednesday, December 10th at 6:00 pm.

We are still working on a proper flyer and detailed agenda; but wanted to get word out as soon as possible in hopes that everyone who wants to come can get the date on their calendar.
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