CHICAGO — Divvy, the city's bike-sharing service, may soon be coming to Canaryville as the program looks to expand in 2014.
Officials with the city's Department of Transportation paid a visit to this week's local CAPS meeting and asked residents to prioritize areas where the bikes would get the most use in Canaryville and surrounding neighborhoods. Here's where they picked:
• 43rd and Halsted streets
• 45th and Halsted streets
• 47th and Halsted streets
• The CTA Red Line 35th Street stop
• The CTA Red Line 47th Street stop
• Pershing Road and Halsted Street
• 41st Street at Taylor-Lauridsen Park
• 35th Street and Normal Avenue
Divvy is looking to add 175 more docking stations this year, bringing its total to 475 — a figure the company says would make it the largest network of stations in North America. According to StreetsBlog Chicago, the expansion was set for 400 stations but a newly secured federal grant pushed to the total higher.
A city spokesman said Divvy reps are attending civic meetings, canvassing neighborhoods and meeting with aldermen this winter to learn where the service may be needed. There is also an online "Suggestions Map," where residents can place a leg on a map, which serves as a vote for a given location.