Chicago Divvy

Chicago Bike Share Expands Citywide

Divvy is now available in all 50 wards, with more stations and bikes planned for the system in the next two years.

May 3, 2023 - Chicago Tribune

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How One Startup Approaches Rent-To-Own

Founded two years ago, Divvy buys homes for cash and then leases them to tenants who apply part of their rent toward a down payment.

November 25, 2019 - Tampa Bay Times

Chicago Street

Design Thinking Needs a Broader Perspective

A design-focused study of mode choice doesn’t consider the many ways people interact with and travel through urban environments.

May 15, 2019 - City Observatory

Chicago Divvy

Lyft to Help Expand Bike Share Citywide in Chicago

A sponsorship deal from Lyft, which owns the bike share provider Motivate, would expand Divvy bike service to every ward in Chicago.

March 21, 2019 - Streetsblog Chicago

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Chicago Wants Bike Sharing to Reach All Parts of City

The city recently received a grant that will help it grow its bike-share network, particularly into areas that have been underserved.

November 4, 2018 - WTTW

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Lyft to Buy Motivate, One of America's Largest Bike Share Providers

Motivate operates Ford Gobike in the Bay Area, Citi Bike in New York and Divvy in Chicago among other bike share fleets.

June 4, 2018 - CNET


A Typology of Bikeshare Operations

As bikeshare operations have evolved and spread they've begun to differentiate, not just between docked and dockless, but also in terms of public or private ownership and electric and non-electric offerings.

April 28, 2018 - CityLab

Chicago El

Free Public Transit for Chicago?

The CTA just raised fares, but some think if the service were truly committed to equity it should be made free.

April 18, 2018 - Chicago Reader

Oak Park, Illinois

No More Divvy Bikeshare in Oak Park

After two years of operations, funded with $300,000, the city of Oak Park is ending its Divvy bikeshare operation.

January 25, 2018 - Streetsblog Chicago

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Divvy's Top Rider Talks About Getting African-Americans Onto Divvy Bikes

Kerida Roland is an African-American delivery man based in Chicago's South Loop who put more than 6,000 miles on Divvy bikes in 2017.

January 16, 2018 - The Chicago Reader

Chicago Divvy

Chicago Bikeshare Rides Are Up, But Revenue Is Down in 2017

As the Chicago bikeshare service extends to more area in the city, some of the stations are in less dense locations and get fewer riders. Thus, though Divvy's revenues have gone up, the income to the city from the program has gone down.

January 1, 2018 - Chicago Tribune

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Chicago's Next Bikeshare Investment to Focus on Underserved Neighborhoods

Chicago is focusing its bikeshare installation in locations with what writer John Greenfield calls a "dearth of Divvy."

July 2, 2017 - Streetsblog Chicago

Citi Bike Rack

Nation's Second Bikeshare Fatality Under Investigation in Manhattan

The police report conflicts with videos showing CitiBike rider Dan Hanegby, 36, an avid cyclist on his daily commute, being hit by a charter bus on June 12. Almost a year earlier, a Divvy Bike rider was fatally struck by a truck in Chicago.

June 19, 2017 - The New York Times

Accounting for Seasonal Variations in Transportation Mode

People use different transportation systems depending on the time of year, yet transportation planning rarely accounts for this seasonal variation.

March 12, 2016 - Metropolitan Planning Council

Emanuel Campaign Announces Neighborhood-Level Infrastructure Plans

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, busy on the campaign trail for re-election this week, made a big push for infrastructure investments at the neighborhood level.

February 1, 2015 - Rahm for Chicago

State Funding Sends Divvy Bikeshare to the Suburbs

Divvy—Chicago's popular bikeshare system—is expanding to farther flung areas of the metropolitan area, thanks to state funding approved by the governor.

September 30, 2014 - Chicago Tribune

Does Chicago Have the 'Divvy Blues'?

A recent article details some of the complaints about the lack of reach and bikes in Chicago's growing and popular Divvy bikeshare system.

September 5, 2014 - RedEye

Divvy Expands Bike-Sharing Stations

Adding 175 new stations by Spring 2015, the Divvy expansion would add 1,750 bicycles to the system in wards further away from the downtown core.

August 22, 2014 - Chicago Tribune

Multi-Modal Trip Planning in Chicago? There Ought to Be an App for That

Samuel Baron makes the case that Divvy, Chicago's "newest transportation system," should be better integrated with the city's other public transport systems.

June 18, 2014 - Transitized

Chicago Divvy

Chicago Accumulating Bike-Friendly Bonafides

Chicago officials hope that nearly 5 percent of the city's commutes will be by bike in 2020. The goal requires a lot more work (biking's share of daily trips rose to 1.3 percent in 2012 from 0.5 percent in 2000), but there are many signs of a shift.

June 11, 2014 - Chicago Tribune

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