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Expanding Bike Share is the Right Call, Despite Money Shortfall

Why adding Divvy stations on the South and West Sides was a smart move.


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Divvy bikes in ChicagoTony Webster

In 2016, Chicago’s Divvy bike share program reported losses–primarily due to expanding the bike stations to the city’s South and West sides, argues this editorial. But the expansion was the right move to bring affordable, green transit options to underserved areas. The op-ed suggests that improving ridership in those neighborhoods requires better bike lanes and adjusting pricing.