This article was published on www.suntimes.com on Novermber 6.The city’s Divvy bike-sharing program – launched just four months ago – is expected to become the largest bike-sharing program in North America next year.The Chicago Department of Transportation said it has applied for a $3 million grant for 75 additional docking stations to expand the Divvy program to the city’s border’s and into Evanston and Oak Park.The city has 300 Divvy stations, and 100 more already were scheduled to open in 2014. The additional stations will push the city past New York, with 331 docking stations, and Montreal, with 434.Last week, city officials announced that Divvy riders can continue to pedal around town throughout the winter, “although the bike fleet will be reduced to match anticipated ridership.”Divvy allows users to purchase a $7 one-day pass for an unlimited number of 30-minute rides over a 24-hour period, as long as bikes are returned to a Divvy station. Annual members enjoy an unlimited number of 30-minute trips for $75 a year.In the four months since its launch, Divvy has provided more than 600,000 trips to riders who traveled more than 1.5 million miles, city officials said.

Chicago’s Divvy expected to become biggest bike-sharing program in North America — Motivate

Chicago’s Divvy expected to become biggest bike-sharing program in North America

This article was published on www.suntimes.com on Novermber 6.The city’s Divvy bike-sharing program – launched just four months ago – is expected to become the largest bike-sharing program in North America next year.The Chicago Department of Transportation said it has applied for a $3 million grant for 75 additional docking stations to expand the Divvy program to the city’s border’s and into Evanston and Oak Park.The city has 300 Divvy stations, and 100 more already were scheduled to open in 2014. The additional stations will push the city past New York, with 331 docking stations, and Montreal, with 434.Last week, city officials announced that Divvy riders can continue to pedal around town throughout the winter, “although the bike fleet will be reduced to match anticipated ridership.”Divvy allows users to purchase a $7 one-day pass for an unlimited number of 30-minute rides over a 24-hour period, as long as bikes are returned to a Divvy station. Annual members enjoy an unlimited number of 30-minute trips for $75 a year.In the four months since its launch, Divvy has provided more than 600,000 trips to riders who traveled more than 1.5 million miles, city officials said.