Preventing Bike Theft

This infographic was created by health studies students, Emily Kellway, Joseph Lee, Pavla Zabojnikova and Samah Zahran, as part of their HLTH 415 Program Design and Evaluation course.

How to protect yourself against bike theft

on Queen’s Campus

How to lock your bike properly

  • The type of lock you use is extremely important
  • Thick U-Locks are the most secure
  • Secure frame (most importantly) and both wheels. Use two locks if needed
  • Lock to objects that are securely fixed to the ground or wall ad cannot be easily moved

How to locate your serial number

Check these places on your bike to locate your serial number

  • Headset
  • Rear stays
  • Seat downtube next to crank
  • Top of crank
  • Underside of crank

Don’t forget to write it down in more than one place

How to register your bike

  • Go online to Queen’s Bicycle Registration System; a quick and simple process
  • Use your NetID, serial number & a photo of your bike
  • This system helps prove that the bike is yours if it is stolen, and allows other people to report it found
  • You can also register for Kingston Bike Watch Program

Other tips

  • Park your bike in well lit areas
  • Avoid parking your bike in public places over night
  • Sign up for Queen’s Secure Bike Parking through Queen’s Sustainability Office for only $20/year
  • Check out the Queen’s Bicycle Registration System for more tips and videos

What do you do if your bike (or parts of your bike) are stolen

  • Report Bike as stolen in the Queen’s Bicycle Registration System (must be registered)
  • Report bike as stolen to Campus Security and Kingston Police