In partnership with Citizens for Safe Cycling (Bike Ottawa) and Safer Roads Ottawa, the OPS has engaged the services of 529 Garage, a bike registration app that connects riders to each other in the greater Ottawa area.
The app works to alert other Ottawa-area bicyclists any time a bike is stolen or goes missing. Once the user determines his or her bike is missing, they activates an alert notification to 529 Garage, which sends out a broadcast to all users in the area to be on the look out for the missing bicycle.
Additionally, it redirects users to the OPS online reporting site so that they can complete an online report in order to legally claim their bike if it’s recovered.
If you don’t have a smartphone or tablet, you can also register your bike on the 529 Garage website.