BikeLane.jpgSan Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar today asked for a hearing to be held on a rising trend of bicycle thefts in the city.

For Mar, it’s personal–the supervisor said he has had two bikes stolen out of the garage of his Richmond District home in recent years.

Mar said he wants to look at citywide data–he said there are about 3,000 bikes stolen in the city annually–as well review best practices from around the country for preventing such thefts.

He noted that the Police Department has made some large busts, including one that recovered more than 100 stolen bikes, and that the city has also partnered with the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition on theft prevention education efforts.

“I want to build on these successes … to make sure we protect our residents,” he said.

The hearing will be held by the board’s Neighborhood Services and Safety Committee.

Dan McMenamin, Bay City News

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