Kryptonite’s annual top 10 bike theft cities released

Kryptonite Announces Top 10 Worst Cities for Bicycle Theft

Kryptonite, makers of the ubiquitous U-Lock, named New York its worst city for bike theft (no surprise, there).

They don’t explain their methodology, just “its own proprietary data,” but here’s the full list:

    Kryptonite’s Top 10 Worst Cities for Bike Theft:
  1. New York, NY
  2. San Francisco, CA
  3. Chicago, IL
  4. Washington, DC
  5. Boston, MA
  6. Eugene, OR
  7. Philadephia, PA
  8. Oakland, CA
  9. Seattle, WA
  10. Miami, FL

They also suggest a number of fairly common-sense tips (lock to a secure object, lock in a visible, well-lit area), and at least one I’ve never done: “Always lock your bike, especially when at home.” Couldn’t hurt; I may start.

And what city sticks out like a sore thumb from that list? That’s right – Eugene. All the others are big population centers. I guess that’s the downside to being one of the best cities for cycling: If you can get anywhere by bicycle, everybody’s gonna want one.

(Via Cycle-Licious.)