Bicycle Agenda 2017-2020

7. Less bicycle theft

Bicycle theft is not only a nuisance for the owner of the stolen bicycle, but it is the reason that 1 in 10 Dutch people do not use the bicycle. Secure bicycle storage and ICT applications can reduce this.


  • Develop an effective future strategy to reduce bicycle theft.
  • Easier, customer orientated online bicycle registration
  • Ensuring faster processing of online bicycle theft reports
  • Ensure adequate capacity in detection and enforcement
  • Develop standards for bicycle detection through a chip or detection label.
  • Explore how a database can provide a proper bicycle registration and what benefits it offers to consumers and market participants, with privacy guaranteed first
  • Develop a system for retrieving electronically detected stolen bicycles