Chicago's Bike Transit System Kick's Off Its Kickstand

Posted: Jun. 4th, 2013  |  By Michael Pearse

Chicago is following in the footsteps of New York by instituting a bike sharing transit system. The clean transportation concept that originally took off in Europe is making its way to the U.S. Slowly but surely. The Chicago Divvy bike-share system boasts an estimated 4000 bikes and 400 stations to be built over the summer, which should make getting around the Windy City a breeze.

Chicago has always been known as the Second City, and on Wednesday, it became the second major U.S. city this week to embrace bike sharing.

The Windy City kicked off the membership drive for Divvy Bikes, a new transit system of 4,000 bikes and 400 stations that will launch this summer. Divvy — short for “divide and share” — is owned by the city, which owns all the bikes, stations and docks. It expects to start with 75 locations next month, and add more over the summer.


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