As part of a 200 Streetpod purchase deal with East Midlands Trains (EMT), a single Streetpod was installed amongst standard bike racks at EMT head office. This was to allow EMT to test and trial the product to their own independent standards.
During the trial a number of bikes were stolen from the standard bike rack however, despite trying, the thief could not steal a bike from the Streetpod.
Ken Millar, Head of Purchasing for East Midlands Trains said:
“If you look closely you can see that attempts have been made to remove the back wheel. Whilst the wheel was removed from the frame (dismantling of the brake is further evidence of attempted theft) the cycle could not be removed any further.”
As a result of this unsuccessful theft attempt EMT decided to start purchasing Streetpods with immediate effect.
“This is a fantastic product that will be very beneficial to our cyclists. Not only is it 100% green, which supports our objective to provide greener travel, but the single locking facility makes it even more secure, providing maximum bike protection for our cyclists.”
– David Horne, East Midlands Trains Customer Service Director