International Student Support

Abandoned Bicycles and Bicycle Registration

If you use an abandoned bicycle, you could be charged with stealing.

If you find and use an abandoned bicycle, you could charged with stealing by the police. Even if you use a bicycle given to you by a friend, you must change the security registration. If you fail to do so, you may be charged with larceny. Please be careful not to use abandoned bicycles or those received from friends without properly registering them first.

If you recieve a bicyle secondhand, make sure that it is registered. If it is registered, ask your friend to write out proof of ownership transfer. Take this certificate and your Alien Registration Card to the police station where the bicycle is registered to ask for a registration transfer. If the police station is too far away, check if registration can be made at a nearby police station.