Recent Streetsblog CHICAGO posts about Divvy

“Divvy For Everyone” Program Now Has Over 1,000 Members Across Chicago

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The city’s Divvy For Everyone program to get low-income and unbanked residents using the popular bike-share system looks to be gaining popularity itself. Yesterday the Chicago Department of Transportation’s Divvy For Everyone program manager Amanda Woodall discussed D4E figures at the quarterly Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Council, a public meeting where the city shares its bicycle initiatives. Until […]

O’Shea Can You See? Formerly Anti-Bike Alderman Now Wants Divvy

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DNAinfo’s Ted Cox provided a nice write-up of an entertaining discussion of bike issues that took place at yesterday’s City Council budget hearings. You should definitely check out the original article, but here’s some additional background and analysis. It’s great that aldermen on the Far South Side are clamoring for Divvy stations in their wards. […]

Divvy Membership Skews White and Wealthy, But Hopefully Not for Long

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Thanks to member surveys, we’ve known for years that bike-share membership in other cities like Washington, D.C. and Denver has been disproportionately white, male, young, educated, and relatively affluent. Now we have confirmation that the same is true of Divvy’s annual members. However, the Chicago Department of Transportation hopes the Divvy for Everyone (D4E) equity […]

Take a Free Ride: No Charge for Divvy on Three Days in September

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Back in July, the Chicago Department of Transportation launched the “Divvy for Everyone” equity program, offering $5 bike-share memberships to low-income Chicagoans. Now they’re trying a social experiment that will answer the question, what if Divvy was, almost literally, for everyone? Thanks to sponsorship from T-Mobile, Divvy will be offering free rides for 24-periods on […]

More Deets on the Divvy Funding Situation

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In an article last Friday, the Tribune’s Jon Hilkevitch implied that the new price hike for Divvy day passes is a desperate measure the city is taking because the bike-share system is bleeding cash, when that’s not the case at all. “The daily fee to rent a Divvy bike will jump by more than 40 […]