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San Francisco Leans On Employers To Deter Would-Be Bicycle Thieves

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) - A proposal before the San Francisco Board of Supervisors would allow workers to bring their bicycles inside the office if their company does not provide secure bicycle storage.

The legislation to curb bicycle theft was modeled on a New York City law, said Supervisor John Avalos.

"I've actually had about four different bikes in my lifetime. Three of them were stolen from me," he said.

KCBS' Barbara Taylor Reports:

Avalos is not alone. The National Bike Registry estimates 1.5 million bicycles are stolen each year, often on college campuses.

The San Francisco legislation would apply to all commercial buildings in the city.

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