Ottawa police launch app to help people register bikes and report bike theft

By Vito Pilieci, Ottawa Citizen, May 13, 2019

The Ottawa Police Service has launched a new app called 529 Garage which aims to help cyclists in the nation’s capital register their bikes, report if they’ve been stolen and speed up the return of the bicycle if it is found by officers.

The app, which has been produced with the help of the Ottawa Safety Council and Citizens for Safe Cycling (Bike Ottawa), will help to create an online bike registry for cyclists in Ottawa. Users of the app can obtain a sticker from police, which will identify their ride, create a profile for their bike and even upload pictures of the bike to the app online.

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