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Chicago promotes bike-share program

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  • Mayor Rahm Emanuel has declared this week "Divvy Week." It's part of a push to get more residents, commuters and tourists to rent the blue Divvy bikes from hundreds of docking stations across the city.

      Mayor Rahm Emanuel has declared this week "Divvy Week." It's part of a push to get more residents, commuters and tourists to rent the blue Divvy bikes from hundreds of docking stations across the city.
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With the arrival of warmer weather, the city of Chicago is promoting its bicycle-sharing program.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has declared this week "Divvy Week." It's part of a push to get more residents, commuters and tourists to rent the blue Divvy bikes from hundreds of docking stations across the city.

The city launched the program last summer in hopes of getting people to use the environmentally friendly bikes. With the arrival of spring, 700 bikes in winter storage were recently released.

The city says the program has already proven a success. In its first nine months, Divvy bikes have logged more than 950,000 trips and an estimated 2 million miles.

Special deals are available during "Divvy Week." Daily bike passes will cost $5. They normally cost $7.

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