Users of multiple kinds can register a bike as 'found' on Bike Index. This comes in two forms:
Law enforcement and property rooms can more easily return bikes to their owners by listing their impounded bikes on Bike Index. With a public-facing impound sheet, law enforcement can share impounded bikes with their communities and return bikes to their owners instead of disposing of them.
Law enforcement staff can:
No one knows better than universities that impounded bikes amass quickly, especially when there is a high turnover on a campus population. Instead of allowing bikes to languish away in an impound lot for months or even years, universities can leverage Bike Index's impounding tools to reunite bikes with their owners.
University staff can:
Now any Bike Index user can register a bike that they've found. Click the gears in the top right corner of the home page when you are logged in, and you'll see the option to Add an abandoned bike you found.
Why do this? If the owner of the bike comes across your found bike listing, they can get in touch with you to claim it. This is a great option if you have found a bike abandoned somewhere, if you see a bike that's been chained to a random tree in the woods for months (it happens), or if you recover a stolen bike and it is not already listed on Bike Index.
You can also try registering a found bike here 👇
Are you a member of a university of law enforcement department interested in trying Bike Index's impounding features? Create your free organization account on Bike Index and we'll enable a free trial