IN THE NEWS: Abandoned bikes find new home with Ohio State help

The annual summer bicycle abatement program is underway at The Ohio State University.

The sweep by the Department of Transportation and Traffic Management helps manage abandoned bikes left on campus.

“We usually get about 400 to 500 bikes per year that people just leave behind,” said John Shrader, field logistics coordinator for Transportation and Traffic Management.

Department staff tag bicycles parked on campus with a bright yellow warning notice. Owners are given two weeks to move the bikes after they’ve been tagged. Bicycles not moved after two weeks are impounded and held for 90 days.