Creating the LAPD Bike Index Program

At Blumenfield’s request, The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has recently partnered with Bike Index, an online bicycle registry database, to aid in the return of stolen bikes to their rightful owners. After hearing from LAPD officers who believed a voluntary bike registration program could help deter bike theft and reunite owners with stolen bikes, Councilmember Bob Blumenfield introduced the motion that authorized this program, and provided seed funding to make the program possible. Bike Index is a free, non-profit bicycle registry that is available to the community and will help individuals recover their stolen or lost bicycle regardless of where it is found. Be sure to watch Blumenfield’s video announcement for the program.