The author wouldn’t mind claiming this tagged-as-abandoned Peugot frame, but the city will either donate it to a non-profit it or send it to become scrap metal.
Spring cleaning: Abandoned bikes are being tagged and removed now
By Tammy Thorne
Love affairs sometimes fizzle when the frosty weather arrives, but for us bike lovers here at dandyhorse, it’s like a punch in the heart to find out that about 1,000 bikes are abandoned each year in the City of Toronto.
These bikes are now being tagged and removed by City cleanup crews. Why would anyone abandon their bike in the dead of winter, leaving it to rust and be stripped by thieves? We’re not sure. We’ll have to get to work on the psychological profile (ala Criminal Minds) and report back, but in the meantime, City officials say why or how these bikes got left behind doesn’t matter to them – keeping the sidewalks clear is their number one priority.