Yesterday, the Downtown Long Beach Associates (DLBA) reported that bike thefts throughout the West Division of Long Beach have increased by 84% through 2014 compared to 2013. To their credit, the DLBA’s extremely well-written and professionally done article that included tips on how to properly lock and safeguard your bicycle.
Now I’m not going to say that I’m a more creative writer than whoever did that story at the DLBA, but I think we can come up with a more fun way to alert people into the best practices in securing a bicycle.
Meet Hal Ruzal from Bicycle Habitat in New York City. Hal became Streetfilms Famous for a three-part series where he wanders the streets of New York and grades the bike locking he comes upon. Because of Hal’s personality, picture your-hippy-bike-riding uncle, these films have been watched tens of thousands of times throughout the world.
So if you ride a bike, sit back and watch to learn how to get an A from Hal.
Disclosure: the editor and lead contributor of Longbeachize, Brian Addison, is an employee of the DLBA and serves as their Communications Manager. The views expressed by Longbeachize contributors are explicitly their own, as are the views expressed by Mr. Addison on Longbeachize.