Chileans design a ‘bike that can’t be stolen’

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In this Nov. 8, 2014 photo, a rider pedals on a bike trail next to the “Yerka Project,” a prototype design for an “unstealable bike” in Santiago, Chile. Commuters in Latin America and elsewhere have been taking advantage of the construction of designated cycling lanes, storage racks and bike share programs to ditch cars for bikes, which are cheaper and environmentally friendly. The big setback is that they’re easy to steal. Now, three young Chilean engineers have set out to put a brake on that with a design that allows the rider to connect the tube seat with the lower pole so the bike can’t be stolen without breaking it. (AP Photo/Luis Andres Henao)SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — It’s a bicyclist’s dream: a bike that can’t be stolen.