Homeless in Vancouver: How to lock your bike, or not
The photo above really is worth a thousand words on the subject of bike security.
After I locked my bike and trailer to this bus sign pole on West Broadway, another cyclist came along and secured their bike beside mine, using that cute, blue, twist-tie of a lock.
I'm a big believer that you can't stop someone from being able to steal your bicycle, but you can make it harder to take than some other bicycle.
If you were a bike thief, which one would you try to steal?