Spanish Bicibuscadores aims to help victims of bicycle theft spread the word when their bike is stolen and warn others in the same neighborhood.
Back in 2010 we wrote about German MyBikeNumber, a site that lets bicycle owners register their bikes and also report when any thefts occur. Created with a similar purpose in mind, Spanish Bicibuscadores aims to help victims of bicycle theft spread the word when their bike is stolen and warn others in the same neighborhood. Users of map-based Bicibuscadores, which is now in beta, begin by pinpointing where they last saw their bike. Next, they upload a photo of the bike and provide as many details as possible about the circumstances under which the theft occurred. That report can then serve as a warning to other bicycle owners in the area as well as potentially helping the missing bicycle find its way back into its rightful owner’s hands. Created by design firm Ilustrada Hermandad de Diseñadores, Bicibuscadores is beginning with a focus on Málaga, but it aims to expand. Bike-minded entrepreneurs elsewhere in the world: one to get in on?