Today’s Headlines for Tuesday, July 3

  • Op-Ed: 7/7 Anti-Violence March on Dan Ryan Is Dangerous, But So Is Status Quo (Sun-Times)
  • Trucker Gets 11 Years for DUI Crash That Killed Dawn Nickeas, 48, in Lombard (Tribune)
  • Kyle Whitehead Discussed Active Trans’ Wish List for Transportation Safety on WBEZ
  • Lyft Announces Purchase of Motivate, the Divvy Concessionaire (Curbed)
  • Jump, Recently Purchased by Uber, Released 100 Electric-Assist DoBi Bikes Yesterday (NBC)
  • The Tribune Looks at the New Dockless Bike-Share Permitting Guidelines
  • Waguespack Introduces Ordinance Legalizing Sandwich Board Signs (Sun-Times)
  • No, the Law Doesn’t Require Drivers to Honk Before Exiting Alleys (Block Club)
  • Block Club Checks Out the Tour de Fat’s Return to Humboldt Park
  • Free Chips & Guac for Divvy Members Today 2-5 PM at all Chicago & Evanston Chipotles

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  • Austin Busch
  • Anne A

    I spotted a few Jump bikes at locations along 95th St. yesterday.

  • Mark Smithivas

    I happened to be in the area and saw one of these Jump bikes. I thought I could ride one on the spot, but it looks like you have to create an account on their website first. The keypad control unit seemed sluggish and slow to respond to keypad input. Also the bike was heavier than expected. The bike I happened upon was untethered to anything. With the combination of hard-to-decipher keypad and the need to pre-register before use, I feel usage will be quite limited. I thought the point was to encourage ad-hoc usage.

  • Anne A

    I haven’t tested these yet. E-bikes tend to be a bit heavier due to the battery and motor. When you are riding one (at least with a LimeBike), you don’t really feel the extra weight, because the boost from the motor more than compensates for the weight of the bike.