Chicago is touting the success of its new bike-sharing program, saying users have taken more than 25,000 trips in the first two weeks.
The city launched the program June 28 and has promoted it as a way for commuters to make short trips such as getting from a train station to an office.
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But so far, the majority of riders of the 700 available bicycles appear to be visitors and casual users. About 19,000 trips involved the purchase of $7 day passes, rather than $75 annual memberships generally bought by more regular riders.
The system is dubbed Divvy to reflect its divide and share principle.
Next week, the city will start deploying more bikes with a goal of reaching 3,000 by the end of summer and 4,000 by next spring.