We have an arrangment with the city police as well as with the local Metro bus system to get unclaimed bikes back out to the public. With the police, there are lots of requirements (bikes must be given away to youth for free in good working order with lock and helmet- we distrubute the bikes to non-profit church or school agencies who give them to youth) but the metro bikes are ours to distribute cheap or free. josh santa cruz bike church
On Wed, Dec 9, 2009 at 9:31 AM, R Points email@example.com wrote:
I think the Fort Collins Bike Coop in Ft Collins Colorado does what you're talking about.
Rich Community Cycles Boulder
Andrea Smith wrote:
I'm looking for an example of a city where a community bike shop handles all impounded bikes at a central location and then refurbishes and sells the ones that aren't claimed. I work on cycling issues in Vancouver and Victoria on the west coast of BC, Canada, and the current situation (where if the cops can't find the owner of a stolen they sell it and keep the money) is seriously messed up. I'd like to propose an alternative where a nonprofit could be set up to handle the whole impound process, and it'd be great if I could point to an example where it's already done this way.
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