Divvy Bike-Share Registration Opens at Noon, Station Map Released

Large, green icons represent the 75 stations in Phase 1. View in a larger map.

Chicagoans can sign up for “founding” Divvy bike sharing memberships at two levels starting today at noon. Only 4,000 founding level memberships will be available. The “Pedal” founding membership, for $75, includes a limited edition “Founding Member” black key (regular members’ keys will be Divvy blue). A commercial was published this morning that advertises Divvy and the founding member black key.

The  “Gear” founding membership, for $125, comes with these perks:

  • The same limited edition “Founding Member” black key
  • Five 24-hour passes to share with friends and family (a $35 value)
  • A black Divvy t-shirt in any size
  • Entrance into lottery to participate in official launch at the Bike to Work Week Rally on Friday, June 14
According to marketing manager Elliot Greenberger, a majority of the 75 stations in Phase 1 will launch simultaneously and future phased stations will open individually, as they’re ready.

Divvy published a bike sharing station location map on its website. Our map shows the different phasing, listed below:

  • Phase 1: 75 stations, 1,413 docks, average of 18 docks per station, June 14, 2013
  • Phase 2: 100, by June – August
  • Phase 3: 64, by June – August
  • Phase 4: 54, by June – August
  • Phase 5: 87 (380 stations total, but 400 stations will eventually be installed), by June 2014

The city has not yet released the capacity of all the planned docking stations. Phase 1 includes a handful of stations outside of downtown. The stations farthest from the Loop include the Damen Blue Line station, 18th and Racine in Pilsen (next to Irv’s Bike Shop), McCormick Place, the Diversey Brown Line station, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and Metra’s Clybourn Station (the Metra station with the highest number of reported bike thefts). The largest Phase 1 station will be at Union Station at Canal Street and Jackson Boulevard with 35 docks.

Cartographers can design their own maps with the data in our Fusion Table, or the JSON data straight from the Divvy website.

Kevin checks out a Divvy bike
Streetsblog contributor Kevin Zolkiewicz tries out a Divvy bike at Sunday's Bike the Drive.

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