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Divvy's Opening Weekend, By The Numbers

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jul 1, 2013 8:20PM

Photo credit: Lee Dunbar

Chicagoans are flocking to Divvy, the city's bike-sharing program, if the numbers released by the Chicago Department of Transportation are an indication.

From Divvy's launch Friday morning through Sunday night, a total of 4,123 bike trips were made on the network. Of those rides, 3,225 were made by annual members, and 898 were from customers who purchased 24-hour passes.

Mayor Press Release Emanuel said, Bike sharing is another transportation option available to ensure that Chicagoans can safely and efficiently travel around the city's neighborhoods. Our strong transportation infrastructure is a key factor in the quality of life that attracts businesses and families to Chicago, and we will continue to improve our system.” CDOT Commissioner Gabe Klein added that Divvy "leverages Chicago’s public transit system to help commuters complete the first or last few miles of their trip."

"Divvy will change the way we move around Chicago."

Klein has a point. With over 1,700 people registered to use Divvy, it can be the perfect way to begin and end a trip if one is using public transit and may usher in a new era of neighborhood connectivity. It remains to be seen but, for one weekend, at least, Divvy was a success.