If you live in nearly any part of Chicago, it’s hard to miss all the new Divvy bike sharing stations that have seemingly been placed ALL over town. Launched back in June 2013, Divvy is a federally funded bicycle sharing program that provides Chicagoans and visitors alike an additional transportation option for getting around the city in an efficient and practical manner that’s easy, fun, and most importantly—affordable.
Today, Divvy has over 3,000 bikes across 300 stations city-wide, with an expansion planned for 2015 that would add roughly 1,000 more bikes to the fleet. In an interesting article posted on the Sun Times website today, local residents got a first-hand look at how the program is doing, and where in Chicago the most Divvy bikes are being used.
In some ways, the statistics are fairly expected, as the lakefront seems to have the most activity when it comes to Divvy Stations by Popularity. But nevertheless, it’s still fun to take a look at the interactive map the Sun Times provided, just to get a better feel for just how many Divvy stations are out there for local Chicago residents in all parts of town to use.
If you’re interested in using a Divvy bike, you’ll have the option between a $75 annual membership and a $7 24-hour pass, which includes unlimited 30-miniute bike trips. Currently, stations are spread out from Andersonville to Hyde Park and bikes are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.