The Chicagoist will be launching later but in the meantime please enjoy our archives.

Divvy To Add 40 Stations, 400 Bikes By End Of Year

By Mae Rice in News on Jun 15, 2017 3:30PM

Divvy bikes (Photo by Phil Roeder via the Chicagoist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)

Divvy is planning an expansion that should be complete by the end of the year, Streetsblog reports: 40 new stations and 400 new bikes.

Divvy's overall strategy with the expansion is twofold, according to the Streetsblog reporter who attended Wednesday's Mayor’s Bicycle Advisory Council meeting. The new bikes and docks will increase Divvy station density outside Divvy's three current bread-and-butter neighborhoods: downtown, the North Lakefront and Near Northwest Side.

They'll also shore up the bike stock in Divvy's highest-usage areas, where it can be hard to find a bike or a dock.

This ramp-up will come on the heels of an even more sweeping expansion, which Divvy announced last summer: 1,000 new bikes, concentrated largely on the South and West sides.

The exact locations of the forthcoming Divvy stations haven't been released yet. We've reached out to Divvy for further details, and will update this post if we hear back.

[Via Streetsblog]