Today’s Headlines

  • CTA Closes Madison/Wabash Station, South Shore Pilots Express Service to South Bend (CBS)
  • Longtime Users Reminisce About the Shuttered Station (RedEye)
  • Predictably, Cabbies Gripe About Construction for “Loop Link” BRT (Sun-Times)
  • CDOT: Riverwalk Will Open on Memorial Day Weekend (Loop North News)
  • Senior Dies in 1-Car Crash After Suffering Medical Emergency (Sun-Times)
  • Van Driver Seriously Injures Cyclist in Naperville, No Citations (Sun-Times)
  • Hundreds Attend Funeral for Teens Killed in Crash on Way to Basketball Game (Tribune)
  • Metra Wins an Award for Its Online Marketing (Fox)
  • Elmhurst Bike Club Bankrolls Repair Stand at Metra Station (Tribune)
  • Parking Lot by Shuttered Rogers Park Movie Theater Will Be Turned Into a Park (DNA)
  • Transport Notes Takes a Close Look at Detectable Warning Tiles

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  • jeff wegerson

    So you could take a bike from home to the suburban, or where-ever, commuter rail station. Turn the bike over to the bike attendant, either manually or in some automated fashion with a tag indicating when you expect to return for it.

    Tourists arrive at the station during the day who desire to visit one of the tourist attractions around the station and rent your bike while you are at work. If for some reason they don’t make it back in time you get a loaner. If something breaks on your bike they repair it, possibly sharing parts/labor costs.

    Clearly the whole idea works better in some places than others. Could it be a Divvy variant? Maybe. Could it work around el stops? Again maybe some. And instead of “your” bike maybe just whatever.

    Disperses bikes at night. Collects them around stations during the day.

    Likely an old idea but new to me.