These lonely bikes need a home. Hurry before they end up in the scrap heap!

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This week on The Grid, I catalogue some of Toronto’s abandoned bikes.  Take a brief jaunt through the city and you’ll no doubt see some of these sad hunks of scrap metal lying around.  Flat tires, rusted chrome, bent wheels, and missing parts, these lonesome bicycles are seemingly everywhere.  It only took me about two hours to locate 21 examples of abandoned bikes and I only searched the downtown core.  If you have a bike, don’t be so cruel as to leave it out like this.  They’re occupying parking spaces and look lonely.  Show your bike some love!  Read all about it on The Grid.

One thought on “These lonely bikes need a home. Hurry before they end up in the scrap heap!

    M. Livne-Bar said:
    December 6, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Many of these bikes have been hijacked by thieves. There’s a new trend where they put their own lock, a good one, on someone’s bike, and the owner can’t access them anymore. They are left like that for many months, until eventually the thieves come and retrieve them. Also, another method the bike thieves are using these days, is storing their stolen bikes on random posts all over the city. Legitimate bike owners and users don’t do this.

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