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Winter Riding Tips from the Experts

Motivate is lucky to have hundreds of dedicated employees across all 11 of our systems, and many of them love to bike. In fact, many of them do it all year long. The truth is: winter riding can be exhilarating (and it can even expedite commutes while drivers sit in gridlock), and the vast majority of our […]

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Divvy Hits Ten Million Trips

The new year started off with a bang for Divvy. Just before midnight on January 2nd, a grandmother, Priscilla B from Lakeview, coming home from visiting her grandkids, took the 10 millionth trip on the popular bike share system. This milestone puts Divvy in a rather exclusive club of U.S. bike share programs that have […]

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Happy New Year from Motivate!

Seasons greetings, friends. Please join us in taking a look back at our busy, joyful and bike-filled 2016! Here are some of the happiest and funniest (and a few of the strangest) things that happened this past year. Here’s to many more smiles and many more miles together in the year ahead!

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Motivate Systems See Incredible Growth in 2016

From Boston to the Bay Area, our systems are expanding fast and furiously. Here’s a rundown: Thanks to our partnership with Ford, the Bay Area Bike Share, soon to be renamed Ford GoBike, is set to expand ten-fold, from 700 to 7,000 bikes. We also won the contract to continue to operate Capital Bikeshare after […]

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Happy Election Day!

It may not come as a surprise that cyclists are civic-minded. After all, they are reducing their carbon footprint by choosing a sustainable form of transportation to get around town. And today they really get to show off their zeal for the democratic process as they pedal their way to their local polling place and […]

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In the News: Nearly every single one of Bicycling Magazine’s “50 Best Bike Cities of 2016” have bike share programs. 14 are run by Motivate.

City by city, bike share is revolutionizing the American landscape. Here at Motivate, we were not the least bit surprised to learn that the top five entries on Bicycling Magazine’s “50 Best Bike Cities of 2016” were all cities where we operate world-class bike share systems. Congratulations to Chicago for leading the charge! In cities […]

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Better Bike Share Conference

Last week in Philly hundreds of bike share and social justice practitioners gathered to discuss how to make bike share more equitable and inclusive. The group was convened by the Better Bike Share Partnership. which has also awarded grants to thirteen cities, including six where Motivate operates to dig into this topic at the local level. […]

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Divvy’s 2016 Expansion Adding Over 100 New Stations

Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced that Chicago’s popular bike share program Divvy has launched its second major expansion since it was launched in 2013, adding an additional 85 more bike stations and pushing its boundaries out to serve new neighborhoods focused on the South and West sides of the city. When the expansion is complete […]

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Chicago Launches Divvy for Everyone

The City of Chicago just launched Divvy for Everyone, thanks to a $75,000 grant provided by the Better Bike Share Partnership. With this initiative, the City aims to increase bike share access and ridership among low income residents. By offering a one-time annual membership for $5 a month and waiving the usual requirement of a […]

Divvy Expanding To New Neighborhoods

This press release is cross-posted from the City of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced this week that Divvy has started its first major expansion into more Chicago neighborhoods. By June, Chicago’s bike share system will reach as far north as Touhy Avenue, as far south as 75th Street and as far west as Pulaski Road. […]