The Collegiate Times, the Virginia Tech campus newspaper reported this week that there have been 28 bicycle thefts between May 1st and September 9th, 2008. While visiting the campus, Herndon Reston area injury lawyer Doug Landau noticed an increase in the numbers of bicycles on campus and cyclists commuting to class. The Virginia Tech Police Department advised students to take the following precautions to avoid their bikes from being stolen:
1. using U-shaped locks;
2. removing a part of the bike, such as the seat, or wheel; and,
3. parking your bicycle in high-traffic, well-lit areas.
This is good advice for students as well as others who use their bicycles to get around or who stop off the trails and visit pedestrian and cyclist-friendly Towns like Herndon, Reston and Vienna.