This article was published in 1999, in Newsletter 26.
The inaugural meeting of the Cambridge ‘Cycle Crime working group’ took place on 20 August, and I attended on behalf of Cambridge Cycling Campaign. There were also representatives from Cambridgeshire Constabulary and the University of Cambridge – though sadly no one from the City or County councils yet.
It’s early days yet, but initial action is likely to focus on the imminent influx of students, as the annual statistics show a very large peak every October.
On a related note, regular users of Cambridge station will have noticed that the new entrance to the new cycle parking has been closed off, due to a rush of bikes being stolen from that corner. We have asked the British Transport Police for more information, to try and understand the extent to which the new entrance actually increased the rate of cycle theft, if at all.