Tuesday, April 7, 2015

City and Sloop Getting More Divvy Bikes and Stations

The Red Eye had a recent article talking about the expansion of the Divvy bike sharing program.  This also includes some new stations (as seen on the map).  

The new locations in the Sloop are at:
  • Cabrini and Clinton
  • Canal and Taylor
  • Financial and Harrison
  • Dearborn Station
  • Buckingham Fountain
  • Field Museum
  • 21st and Cullerton
  • South China Place (just north of Archer and Cermak intersection in Chinatown)

This expansion will double the programs current footprint:
More Divvy bikes and stations are going to be installed beginning in April, doubling the footprint of Chicago's bike-share program yet falling short of covering the entire city. 
The addition of 176 stations and 1,750 bikes will extend Divvy's reach south to 75th Street in South Shore, north to Touhy Avenue in Rogers Park and west to Pulaski Road in Little Village and Avondale. The installation is expected to be completed by early summer, according to city officials.  
Divvy will be doubling its service area from covering 19 percent of the city's geographic area to more than 38 percent of the city's geographic area under the expansion, said Sean Wiedel, assistant commissioner in the city's department of transportation, at the recent Mayor's Bicycle Advisory Council meeting.

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