Did You Know...
- Bike theft is a nationwide problem, particularly on university campuses. UNL is not immune to this problem.
- Most of the bicycles stolen at UNL were either:
- UNLOCKED or
- Secured with POOR QUALITY LOCKS
It only takes a few minutes to prevent your bike from being stolen:
- ALWAYS secure your bike in a well-lighted public bike rack.
- NEVER secure your bike to an access rail or park it on a ramp - Access rails and ramps are provided to help people with disabilities enter buildings. You may find your bike has been impounded if secured to an access rail or parked on a ramp.
- REGISTER your bike online with the UNL Police Department. This provides important information to assist in recovering your bike if it is stolen which in turn helps the police get it back to you if it is recovered - and it's FREE!
- REPORT Suspicious Activity - particularly persons loitering around bike racks. Help us get them before they get your bike.
- USE a high quality lock. A "U type" lock is recommended.
- If your bike has quick release wheels, release the front wheel and include it with the rear wheel and frame when locking your bike to the rack.
- Bikes without quick release wheels should be secured by putting the lock through both a tire and the frame when locking your bike to the rack.
- USING a cable or chain lock
- Use a cable or chain at least 3/8" in diameter.
- Use a key with a 3/8" hardened shackle with heel and toe locking.
- Pull up all slack in the cable or chain and make sure the lock is as high off the ground as possible.
If you have any questions regarding bicycle security and safety contact UNLPD at 402-472-2222 (Dial 2 for blue)
Portions of the text on bike security were obtained from the University of Oklahoma Police Department and the University of Wyoming Police Department