City Asks Public For New Divvy Station Suggestions
By Lisa White in News on Dec 10, 2013 4:00PM
Photo credit: Mike Travis
To cap off the Year of the Divvy, the city is crowdsourcing all you urban dwellers for suggestions on where to install 175 more stations across Chicago next year. Still no word on if they will make sure Divvy riders know not to ride the bikes on crowded Michigan Avenue sidewalks.
With all the very vocal thoughts on Divvy locations across the city, now is the time for everyone to hop on and make their opinion heard. The project says it best:
“Because you know your neighborhood best, we ask that you use this page to suggest new stations and provide comments on existing ones. All of your input will be considered by the Divvy Siting Team.
Once the 175 stations are added, the total amount of Divvy sites will reach 475, making it the bike share system with the most stations in North America.
Will this lead to an expansion of Divvy into neighborhoods not served by the program? The track record I’ve seen so far hasn’t been the greatest. I live on the edge of Bucktown/Logan Square, within a 5-minute walk to the California Blue Line station, a block away from the 56 bus and within a 10-minute walk to the Western blue line, Armitage and Western bus. Yet I have four Divvy stations within a short walk from my apartment. (See the map screengrab below.)
They bred like rabbits this summer, popping up in succession so close to each other. I could literally crawl from Divvy station to Divvy station if I had to. Doesn’t seem like the best use of multiple resources, especially in an area so accessible by transit. Sure, a Divvy station next to a major road or train stop makes sense, but four of them seems excessive.
Head over to the site now to suggest a station. The map on the site will show you all the current Divvy locations as well. Another cool feature is you can also support current station suggestions from others. Power in numbers, people.