About Bicycle Security Advocates

Based in Seattle, Bicycle Security Advocates advises individuals, local governments, developers and others on best practices in bicycle security issues, including bike theft and bike parking.

Recommendations are made based on detailed research of individual racks, surveys of standards and requirements of cities and transit agencies across the United States and world, best practice standards established by the Association of Pedestrian & Bicyclist Professionals, consultation with leading thinkers and practitioners, and user experience.

Advisory Board

All recommendations by Bicycle Security Advocates are informed by the advise and consultation of experts in bicycle security issues.

BrockProfileBrock Howell | Principal
Brock has evaluated the efficacy of bike security standards, requirements, designs and programming since 2009. In 2014, he organized a “Rackathon” with 120 design professionals and government officials to crowdsource best practices for bike rack design, bike parking requirements in land use zoning and design review processes, and bike-transit policies. Brock has presented several times and is frequently consulted by city staff and developers on bike parking best practices. Brock also has a intimate personal knowledge of the bike theft economy and policing through three bike thefts and one bike loss, including one recovery. Brock has a J.D. from the Vermont Law School. @BrockRides | email

Vicky Clarke | For the past several years Vicky has been involved in advancing policy discussions around transportation alternatives and bike infrastructure in Kitsap County and Seattle. Recently Vicky co-authored a research report on opportunities to improve bike parking in Seattle’s commercial buildings and joined the Cascade Bicycle Club as its East King County Policy Manager. Vicky has a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Washington. @vickyaclarke

Bob Edmiston | Bob advocates with Seattle Neighborhood Greenways, a grassroots street safety advocacy organization in Seattle.  By prior profession, Bob is a software user experience professional who applies the UX theory and methodology to bike rack design and has been instrumental in Bicycle Security Advocates’ recommendations on bike rack design and sizing. @mpgreenways

Tom Fucoloro | Tom is the founder and editor of the Seattle Bike Blog, every Seattle bicyclist’s go-to source for news on bike advocacy and other bike news. Seattle Bike Blog partners with Bike Index to provide bike registration to its readers, and Tom has assisted many people in recovering their stolen bikes. Tom is a graduate of Knox College. @seabikeblog

Victoria Kovacs | Tory is a designer at Alta Planning+Design in Seattle. She has been involved in the 2014 Rackathon, refinements to BSA’s bike parking recommendations, Alta’s consulting work on bike parking, and Alta’s SPA bike room in the Vance Building in Downtown Seattle. Tory has a Masters in Architecture from the University of Washington. @torykovacs

Carl Leighty | Carl is the Public Realm Coordinator for the Alliance for Pioneer Square. Through his work, Carl has been instrumental in designing a bike rack and bike parking plan that is context sensitive to the historic landmark district of Pioneer Square. Carl is a former Bicycle Program Intern from NYCDOT and has a Masters in Urban Planning from Hunter College. @legourbanism

Mike Rimoin | Mike is the Seattle Community Manager at ReachNow. Previously, he was the business development manager for Commute Seattle where he managed its Education and Transportation Consulting programs, including bike parking recommendations to property managers of large buildings in downtown Seattle. Mike serves on the board of the Seattle 2030 District and has an MBA from the Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia. @mikerimoin