Divvy bike-share will reduce its fleet in winter but continue operating

Chicago bike-share program Divvy announced today that it will remain open for the winter with a reduced cycle fleet.

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Divvy: Chicago's new bike-share program.


As winter approaches, Chicago's four-month-old bike-share program, Divvy, is preparing to reduce its fleet for the cold-weather months, the mayor's office announced today. The citywide network of 300 stations will remain operational for all-weather bikers in snowy and icy conditions, but could shut down for extreme weather. In those cases, Divvy says it plans to alert riders via social media and the CycleFinder app.

"Snow removal will become part of the daily responsibilities of Divvy rebalancing teams, technicians, and station cleaners," the mayor's office says. "Vans will be loaded with shovels, brooms and salt to keep stations clear of snow and ice."

As part of its winter campaign, Divvy is asking riders to post photos on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook that capture cold-weather biking on the powder-blue cycles along with the hashtag #DIVVYON. The program says it will also post common-sense tips on riding in cold conditions, which are hopefully less sexist than Ventra's #CommuterClues.

Since launching in June, Divvy membership has risen to 11,000 members and its customers have taken some 600,000 trips.


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