CHICAGO — Dying to have a Divvy station near you? The city said it's all ears as to where the next stations filled with those blue bikes should go, and a website launched Tuesday asks for suggestions from locals.
According to Divvy, the addition of 175 locations in 2014 will make it the biggest bike-sharing system in the North America, stations-wise, surpassing forebearers such as New York's Citi Bike and Washington, D.C.'s Capital Bikeshare, among others.
Divvy currently has 300 stations with about 11,000 registered members, according to the city, though it lacks sites in areas of the South Side, West Side and Far North Side.
"With new stations to be added in 2014, Divvy will expand north, south and west into new neighborhoods as well as fill in gaps in the current service area,” Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement.
The website allows for anonymous suggestions and feedback, including the option to make a case for why Divvy should be in a specific location.
It appears some have already pitched in their preferences, including a few suggestions in the suburbs.
Divvy, which is is owned by the Chicago Department of Transportation and operated by Alta Bike Share Inc., charges $75 for a one-year membership or $7 for unlimited daily rides of up to 30 minutes.
Since its launch in the summer, users have collectively ridden more than 1.7 million miles, according to the city. And yes, Chicagoans can still bike on during the winter.
Add suggestions to the new Divvy website here.