University of Limerick, in conjunction with An Garda Síochána, this week launched the Blue Bike Campaign. The campaign encourages students and other members of the campus community to better secure their bicycles. Blue Bikes will be located in areas on the campus to remind cyclists to secure their bicycles in a safe manner and warning potential thieves that the area is being monitored.
Gardaí are also encouraging cyclists to submit details of their bicycles to the Henry Street Bicycle Registration Scheme. Further details of the scheme are available from the gardaí in Limerick.
“We are launching this campaign with University of Limerick in order to highlight to members of the campus community that there are lots of simple and inexpensive ways to ensure your bicycle is well secured, protecting your property and helping to deter potential thieves,” said Sergeant Kevin Balfe, Henry Street Garda Station.
“We would strongly encourage cyclists to photograph and register their bicycles with the gardaí (to help reunite bikes with their owners should they be stolen and recovered), and to use high quality locks, preferably a U lock and a cable lock, and would advise cyclists to never leave their bikes unsecured,” he continued.
According to Kieran Tuite of UL Building and Estates Division: “We would encourage as many students and staff as possible to cycle to the campus. Not only is it better for the environment but it has well-documented health benefits. There are lots of tips on cycling to college or work on the Universities of Limerick Travel and Transport website and the Blue Bike Campaign is another positive step for cyclists”.
More information on UL Smarter Travel initiatives is available here.
Top tips for cyclists are available from UL here.