At the national level several attempts have been made towards a preventive system of bicycle identification in the past: Many links do not make a chain. Since 2000 the ministries involved (Interior, Justice and Transport and Public Works) are co-operating in a new approach: ‘Fighting bicycle theft: still many loose ends (Aanpak fietsdiefstal kent nog veel losse eindjes’). This involves on the one hand (use of) a chip containing the identifying data built-in somewhere in the bicycle. On the other hand realising a central register of all stolen bicycles, to be consulted by many - not police exclusively. There were no fast results: Chip no panacea (Chip geen wondermiddel); although lately the central register has shown some progress.
Many links do not make a chain
An overview of all initiatives from the years 1985-2000 aimed at limiting bicycle theft through registration.
Theo Zeegers , Ketting
The hallmark for good bicycle parking systems has been updated and upgraded at the end of 2004. New elements in the standard are explained in this article by Fietsersbond.