The Divvy bike sharing service offers Chicago commuters and tourists the opportunity to enjoy Chicago up close. As a transplanted Chicagoan and proud Divvy user, I have a personal per-spective on where Divvy succeeds and where it can make some changes to deliver a better mobile experience.
What is Divvy?
Divvy is the European-inspired brainchild of former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley, who served the city from 1989 to 2011. It launched in June of 2013 with 750 bikes at 75 stations. Div-vy is provided as a service of the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) and is operat-ed by private partner Motivate (formerly Alta Bicycle Share).
Divvy operates in Chicago much the same as bike sharing systems in: Vélib’ (Paris), Santander (London), CitiBike (New York), and Pronto (Seattle). Racks of bikes are made available at Divvy...read more
By Will Scott