A membership to the soon-to-be-expanded Divvy system
Since Chicago’s bike-share system launched in June 2013, it’s proven super-useful for folks who are new to urban cycling, as well as seasoned commuters who only want to use a bike for part of their ride. The main drawback has been that the 300 current Divvy stations only cover a subset of the city from Lincoln Square to Hyde Park. That will change next spring, when the system is slated to expand to 475 stations, spread over an area roughly bounded by Touhy, Pulaski and 79th. As a bonus, Governor Quinn—perhaps seeking to win the velo vote in the upcoming election—recently granted $3 million for an additional seventy stations. That will allow the system to expand west to Oak Park and north to Evanston.
Best of Chicago 2014