Divvy is now the first docked micromobility system in the nation that can accommodate bikes, e-bikes and scooters all in the same stations, the Lightfoot administration said Tuesday. The announcement comes on the heels of Chicago Returns, a week-long celebration welcoming employers and employees returning to work downtown.
“Just last week we announced that Divvy is the first bikeshare system in the United States to offer on-street charging of its e-bikes,” said Transportation Commissioner Gia Biagi. “And today, we are back to launch another innovation: integrated shared micromobility with docked scooters and bikes. As the Divvy system continues to expand, Chicago will continue to invest in low carbon mobility and provide more car-free options to get around our city.”
Operated by Lyft Inc., the Divvy system is nearing completion of an expansion that will bring Divvy service to all areas of Chicago later this year.
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Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).