I’m thrilled to announce that the first Divvy Bike Share station in the 49th Ward was installed yesterday at Clark Street and Columbia Avenue (see photo below). In the coming weeks, an additional six stations will be installed in our ward!
Divvy bike sharing was introduced two years ago in the city’s downtown area and has proven tremendously popular with long-time cyclists, as well as two-wheeled novices. Since its launch, Divvy has enrolled over 11,000 annual members, and logged more than 725,000 trips.
Early on, I recognized this program would be a wonderful asset for our community and worked with the City to bring it to the 49th Ward.
I solicited recommendations on locations from 49th Ward bicyclists and community residents and based on the input received, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) developed a plan for seven bike stations in the 49th Ward.
In the next few weeks Divvy bike stations will be installed at the following 49th Ward locations:
- Southeast corner of Ridge and Touhy
- Southeast corner of Clark and Touhy
- Northeast corner of Sheridan and Greenleaf
- Northeast corner of Clark and Lunt (just east of the Rogers Park Metra station)
- Northeast corner of Glenwood and Morse (just east of the Morse “L” station)
- Northeast corner of Clark and Columbia
- Loyola Avenue west of Sheridan Road (just outside of the south exit of the Loyola “L” station)
A map of the proposed 49th Ward stations is below:
For a citywide map of installed stations and details about the Divvy Bike Share program, visit:http://www.DivvyBikes.com.
Though the current expansion extends only to the portion of the ward south of Touhy Avenue, CDOT plans to install an additional 10 stations north of Touhy in the near future, as soon as State funding is released.
I would like to thank the Rogers park residents who provided useful feedback last year on the proposed station locations. This input is essential for the success of the program.