- See Bicycle Thieves for the 1948 Italian film.
List of secure bicycle parking areas
A sucker pole is a pole that appears to be safe to lock a bike to, but can easily be dismantled by bicycle thieves. It may be a sign, fence, or bike rack that ends in the ground or pavement; according to Cyclelicious, such poles are never secured to the base, making vehicles attached to them easy targets. In Chicago, 252 bicycles were stolen in in this manner in 2012. Another source says thieves can easily take the parked bike in as little as "10 seconds", in plain view and broad daylight.
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