Divvy Bike Sharing Expansion Details Released
Earlier this month, stats were released for Chicago’s very popular Divvy bike sharing program, with news also coming out about a possible expansion to bring even more Divvy bikes to Chicago’s neighborhoods in addition to 3,000 that are already part of the fleet.
Yesterday, even more details were released about the Divvy expansion, which is set to get underway in the spring of 2015. Once completed, the additional bikes and Divvy bike stations added next year would bring the system total to 475 stations, with 4,750 bikes in all.
As for possible locations for the new Divvy bike hubs, the company promises many will be in parts of Chicago that don’t already have a strong Divvy presence, claiming that its initial focus was to add stations closer to downtown and other highly populated neighborhoods around the Loop.
Should the city accomplish its goal of 475 bike sharing stations, Chicago will surpass Montreal for having North America’s largest public bike system in terms of the number of stations. Additionally, Divvy’s service will also encompass 87 square miles across 31 wards, also the largest area for any North American city.