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With bike theft up this year and the South Street Bridge about to close for reconstruction, the Division of Public Safety is trying to increase awareness about bicycle safety.

DPS is distributing brochures and attaching flyers with bicycle-security reminders to improperly secured bicycles.

Penn Police Capt. Joe Fischer said people should use U-locks, since bike thieves generally use bolt cutters to easily slice through cable and chain locks.

So far this year, 56 bikes secured with cable locks and 12 bikes secured with chain locks have been stolen.

Bicycle theft is up 30 percent this year through the end of October, compared with 2007.

To properly secure your bike, detach the front tire and thread a U-lock through the bike frame and both tires.

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