New year, new bike – always lock it up

Posted 16 January 2017

Bicycles are a common target for thieves on campus, day and night.

To help prevent your bike being stolen, UNSW Security and Traffic Management has a few bike safety tips for you:

  • Use a ‘D’ shaped style hardened steel lock to secure your bike. Chain locks can be broken far too easily with tools.
  • Secure your bike on designated bike racks only, in a well-lit area. Do not leave your bike attached to railings at building entrances or chained to fire stairs.
  • Do not leave your bike outside overnight or over the weekend.
  • Keep details of your bike handy, including: make, model number, colour, serial number, plus take a photo.
  • If your bike is stolen, report it to the Security Services Office at Gate 2.

Remember under NSW legislation a bicycle is considered to be a vehicle. Cyclists are subject to the same road rules as other vehicles in NSW and must obey the laws on traffic signals and street signs. Failing to obey road or bicycle rules may result in a fine.

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