Bike-sharing system to expand to more Chicago neighborhoods

Posted1/14/2016 7:00 AM

CHICAGO -- Chicago is expanding its bike-sharing system to more city neighborhoods and two suburbs.

In a news release Wednesday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel says there will be 75 additional Divvy bike stations this summer.


The city is using a state grant to also expand the stations into Oak Park and Evanston.

When the expansion is complete, there will be more than 5,000 of the blue bicycles available for rent at 571 stations.

Chicago Department of Transportation Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld says Divvy has almost 32,000 annual members who are able to use the bikes year-round. She says "It's clear that Divvy has become an integral part of Chicago's transportation network."

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