Blogging at I Bike T.O. may be our bread and butter, but once in a while we like to experiment: be it peanut butter and banana or a fine foie gras (actually no, scratch the stuffed goose liver). That's why we've started up a "Lost and Found" section on this site.
We like to think of ourselves as a proving ground. Once a tool gets popular or useful it'll eventually graduate up to the Toronto Cyclists Union. So let us know how you like the feature - is it useful, easy to use?
The Lost and Found is a listing of bikes that can be categorized as "stolen", "found" and "lost". It's a simple idea: just enter the details of the bike: image, location where it was stolen, lost or found, your contact info, serial number (or if you want people to provide proof then don't enter the s/n).
This isn't so much an original feature (other sites have done similar things such as people listing their stolen bikes on craigslist.org; bikeportland.org provides a forum listing) but it does try to provide a more usable listing that people can search and even get a news feed.
(The photo is a bit ambiguous as to whether the guy is doing a favour for a bike owner who lost a key, or if the people around him just don't care that he's steeling a bike, or if he's doing a service for the city. Maybe Tino can illuminate us.)