I remember the first road bike I ever bought. It was magic. All those gears, the light weight frame! Then I locked it up at the Walnut Creek BART station on my way to the City. When I came back, I found an empty rack. I guess I'm not the only one. My dad brought this article to my attention.
Walnut Creek has one of the highest rates of bike theft! So what can be done? Besides using a U-LOCK (now I know), how about locating the bike racks in place that has more foot traffic, then let's say, tucked away in an alley between the station and a parking garage? At least near the bus stop circle so that people waiting for a bus can ward off potential thiefs. Jane Jacobs would say we need more "eyes on the street." There is safety in numbers and perhaps safety for our precious bikes with better design.