New Site Helps You Suggest Locations for Up to 250 More Divvy Stations
Divvy and the Chicago Department of Transportation quietly launched a new bike-share station suggestion map yesterday. The new version features design and speed improvements (both versions were built by the software division at OpenPlans, Streetsblog’s parent non-profit).
In 2014, Divvy will be expanding its service area with 175 more stations, and CDOT has applied for funding to install 75 more. If that third round of stations gets installed, to Evanston and Oak Park, it would bring Divvy’s total to 550 — making it the bike-share system with the most station (but not the most bikes) in North America.
The new site is much easier to use on smartphones than the old site. As of this writing, users have submitted over 480 suggested locations — they’re coming in about once a minute.
The most popular locations so far are Clark/Berwyn (18 “likes”), which would bring Divvy closer to the Andersonville retail core, the Loyola Red Line station, Holstein Park in Bucktown, the Granville Red Line station, the Kimball Brown Line station and surrounding commercial area, and near Kuma’s Corner in Avondale (14 likes each).