Bike share has always been centered around the idea of simplicity: all you need is a credit card or a member key to unlock a bike at any station. But as the way people interact with technology evolves, so do the ways we need to make bike access available to people.

This year, Motivate partnered with PBSC and Transit App to introduce access via mobile phones in three of our cities, including Divvy one of the largest bike share program in the U.S.

Transit App is already used by tens of thousands of people in Chicago—and many many more internationally—to find bus, train, bike share, and ride sharing options to get from Point A to Point B. By integrating Divvy into the Transit App, riders can find station locations and bike/dock availability, members can request ride codes, and casual riders can purchase 24-hour passes right from their iPhone or Android devices.

This means that members no longer have to rely on their member key fob, which means they can begin riding the minute they sign up on our website, they can ride even if they’ve forgotten or lost their key, and they have an alternate way to access our thousands of bikes. For casual riders, it means they can create a Divvy account for repeat purchases, they can skip lines at busy station kiosks, and they can get on a bike more quickly than ever before.

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Transit App integration

Bike share has always been centered around the idea of simplicity: all you need is a credit card or a member key to unlock a bike at any station. But as the way people interact with technology evolves, so do the ways we need to make bike access available to people. This year, Motivate partnered […]

Growing Divvy

Divvy launched with with 300 stations in 2013 and expanded by 175 stations in 2015. The program continued to grow in 2016, adding more than 100 new stations, reaching new Chicago neighborhoods and surrounding suburbs. Each expansion requires a close coordination with our clients at the Chicago Department of Transportation (who go through a lengthy […]

Divvy for Everyone

As Divvy has expanded and reached more neighborhoods, the team has worked closely with the Chicago Department of Transportation to make the system more accessible and affordable. Divvy has engaged communities through its Divvy “Community Connections” newsletter, through its Design-a-Divvy contest in which public school students created fender designs that reflected their neighborhoods, and through […]