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City starts nabbing abandoned bikes

If you abandoned your bike on an unexpectedly cold or snowy November night and have been putting off picking it up, now might be the time.

The city has started collecting obviously orphaned bikes in a concerted effort to free up ring-and-posts and clean up the streets.

"We’re in the middle of the mayor’s clean-up program," says Steve Buckley, the city’s general manager of transportation services. "We’ll be taking the bike carcasses over to Evergreen, where there’s a Bike Works program. They’re going to sort through al the pieces we’ve collected, determine which are salvageable, and anything that’s not will be taken for scrap."

Buckley says the city collects about a thousand dead bikes a year and expects to harvest about a hundred over the next couple of weeks. Standard procedure involves tagging the bikes to warn owners of their bike’s impending collection, and giving them about a week to bring them home.

If you find your bike missing and think it may have been picked up by the city, Buckley recommends you call the city at 416-392-7877.

Writer: Bert Archer
Source: Steve Buckley

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