| Oct 24, 2013
| 5:27 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's vision of Chicago as a bike-friendly metropolis found itself in the cross hairs of an alderman's proposal for a $25 bike tax Wednesday.
South Side Ald. Pat Dowell, 3rd, floated a plan to charge bike owners an annual $25 registration...
| Dec 1, 2013
By most accounts, the Divvy bike-sharing program has had a strong start, but it's likely to face a major test as it goes through its first Chicago winter. The Italian pro cycling team Lampre-Merida has its own share of troubles after more than 100 bikes...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 6:48 PM
Chicagoans rose to the first business day of the new year to find streets, sidewalks and cars covered in snow from a bout of harsh weather that had halted flights and even shut down Chicago's bike-share program.
As of noon, as much as 18 inches of...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 11:34 AM
Divvy plans to reopen its bike sharing system at noon Saturday after the snowstorm shuttered the operation.
According to its website, Divvy said Saturday's noon reopening is subject to weather conditions. Divvy had closed the system at noon Tuesday...
| Nov 21, 2013
‘Extra-Large Car People,’ we forgive you.
It’s not your fault you are so insufferable. You don’t know any better. American culture has shaped your sense of entitlement from the days you were in diapers playing with your first...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:38 PM
There are no signs or banners on this nondescript industrial warehouse in West Town to indicate that the 18,000-square-foot structure is headquarters for what could soon become the largest commuter cycling system in the country.
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:58 AM
The number of Divvy bike-sharing stations in Chicago neighborhoods will increase by almost 20 percent over the original plan and the program is expanding to Oak Park and Evanston, city officials said Wednesday.
A new, $3 million federal grant obtained by...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Chicago Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein, best known for bringing bicycle-sharing and speed-enforcement cameras to the city and promoting alternative transit over vehicle travel, is resigning, effective at the end of the month, Klein told the...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 5:08 AM
Divvy users who aren't deterred by tough weather will be able to ride the powder-blue bicycles throughout the winter, officials said Tuesday.
The citywide bike-share program that started earlier this year will continue to operate at all 300 stations,...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 2:22 PM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel hopped on the city’s shiny, new “unicorn” Thursday and briefly pedaled around a Near West Side park for the benefit of a few TV cameras.
He was there to promote a new contest for the city’s Divvy bike rental...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:29 PM
A Cook County judge on Friday ruled against a Lakeview condominium association’s request that a 15-bike Divvy bike-sharing station be removed from in front of its building.
The association said it received last-minute notice that the station was...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:32 PM
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