San Francisco Leans On Employers To Deter Would-Be Bicycle Thieves

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – A proposal before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors would allow workers to bring their bicycles inside the office if their company does not provide secure bicycle storage.

The legislation to curb bicycle theft was modeled on a New York City law, said Supervisor John Avalos.

“I’ve actually had about four different bikes in my lifetime. Three of them were stolen from me,” he said.

KCBS’ Barbara Taylor Reports:

Avalos is not alone. The National Bike Registry estimates 1.5 million bicycles are stolen each year, often on college campuses.

The San Francisco legislation would apply to all commercial buildings in the city.

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  • mechanic

    I think they are selling them to get money to buy new self-correcting “typewriters”.

  • moravecglobal

    University of California Berkeley tuition, fee increases are an insult. Californians face mortgage defaults, 12% unemployment, pay reductions, loss of unemployment benefits. University of California shares sacrifices: no layoff or wage concessions for Chancellors, Faculty. If wages better elsewhere, chancellors, vice chancellors, tenured, non tenured faculty, UCOP apply for the positions. If wages are what commit employees to UC, leave for better paying position.
    UC wages must reflect California’s ability to pay, not what others are paid. There is no good reason to raise UC tuition, fees during the longest, deepest recession in California’s history when Chancellor, Faculty wage concessions are available.
    The sky will not fall on UC.
    Share the sacrifices UC President, Faculty, Chancellors, Vice Chancellors, UCOP:
    No furloughs
    18 percent reduction in UCOP salaries & $50 million cut.
    18 percent prune of campus chancellors’, vice chancellors’ salaries.
    15 percent trim of tenured faculty salaries, increased teaching load
    10 percent decrease in non-tenured faculty salaries, as well as increase research, teaching load
    100% elimination of all Academic Senate, Academic Council costs, wages.

    (17,000 UC paid employees earn more than $100,000)

    UC Board of Regents Chair Sherry Lansing can bridge the public trust gap with reassurances that salaries of Chancellors Faculty reflect depressed California wages.

    The sky will not fall on the 10 campuses of UC

    • BOB

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