Divvy bikes in their racks at Michigan Avenue and Washington Street. (Antonio Perez/Chicago…)
Where should a Divvy bike station go?
The city is asking Chicagoans to suggest places to put at least 175 more Divvy bike stations in 2014.
On Tuesday, city officials and Divvy are planning to launch the website suggest.divvybikes.com in which users can pinpoint a location to add a station or comment on a suggested station location. The site also maps out all current Divvy stations.
Since Divvy’s bike-sharing program started this summer, there are 300 stations in the city and more than 130,000 daily passes and 11,500 annual memberships sold.
“Divvy has been a great success, and with the help of residents, we are going to expand its reach across Chicago,” Mayor Emanuel said in a news release. “With new stations to be added in 2014, Divvy will expand north, south and west into new neighborhoods as well as fill in gaps in the current service area.”
By expanding to 475 stations, Chicago would have the largest number of bike sharing stations compared to any other North American city, according to the news release.
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