Recent Streetsblog CHICAGO posts about Sean Wiedel

Why Divvy Needs to Densify as It Expands

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For a very new American bike-share system, Divvy is doing well, but it has a lot of room to improve, according to the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy’s new Bike Share Planning Guide [PDF]. The guide includes best practices for designing, distributing, and marketing this new form of transit. While Divvy is still growing […]

Like Chicago Bicyclists, Divvy Will Soldier on Through the Winter

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My @DivvyBikes ride from #MarquetteBuilding party to @BluestemCommOrg party. #divvyon #bikewinter #notholidivvy pic.twitter.com/UGOylnk1YW — Abby Crisostomo (@AbbyMPC) December 13, 2013   At last Wednesday’s Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Council meeting, assistant transportation commissioner Sean Wiedel shared Divvy’s cold-weather operating strategy. To keep maintenance costs down and scale the bike-share fleet to anticipated demand, Divvy is aiming to reduce the […]

Divvy Expanding to 475, Possibly 550, Docking Stations

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There’s more good news on the Divvy bike-share front. The Chicago Department of Transportation announced this morning that they scored a $3 million federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement grant to add 75 more docking stations to the 400 already planned. The system recently reached 300 stations and 3,000 bikes. “Chicagoans have thoroughly embraced […]

CDOT Developing Divvy Relocation Procedures

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Divvy bike-share continues to expand, Assistant Transportation Commissioner Sean Wiedel said at the Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Council on Wednesday, and should reach 300 stations by the end of September. As of today there are 222 stations. Wiedel reported that over 7,700 annual members and numerous 24-hour pass users have made almost 325,000 trips and pedaled […]