| Aug 21, 2014
| 5:24 AM
Chicago's Divvy bicycle-sharing program plans to add 175 stations and 1,750 bikes in the spring, the city will announce Thursday, a behind-schedule expansion that will extend the program as far north as Touhy Avenue and as far south as 75th Street....
| Jul 8, 2014
| 4:29 PM
Think you can make North Lake Shore Drive better?
Through an online map, the city and state departments of transportation and the city's park district are giving Chicagoans through the end of the month to pitch their suggestions for improving the...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 9:10 AM
Three months into Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois's sponsorship of Chicago's bike share program, Divvy, the health insurance provider will begin offering Divvy membership discounts.
The annual price of a Divvy membership, which allows people to check...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 10:00 AM
"This is not the city I grew up in," said Alyssa Starr Newerth, director of advancement at Indy Reads Books, a locally owned bookshop. "So much has changed. People love this city so much now — you can feel it."
There is a feeling that Indianapolis...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 7:01 AM
After a crash totaled Erica Johnson’s car, she decided owning a car in Chicago was no longer worth the hassle.
Johnson, 26, of Norwood Park, used to drive to her job, but now she bikes 4 miles to work in Mayfair or takes a CTA bus when the weather...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Jana Kinsman knows the hassle a suddenly flat inner tube can cause a cyclist.
Kinsman, 28, of Pilsen, rides her bike to and from the beehives serviced by her nonprofit organization, Bike a Bee. In case her bicycle needs work, she carries a patch kit and...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 8:33 PM
Chicago is one of the worst cities in the country to drive a car, according to the financial website NerdWallet.
The site analyzed data on the cost of owning and maintaining a car, weather trends and how often commuters face delays, and put Chicago...
| Jun 9, 2014
Chicago is hustling to reach the finish line next spring on Mayor Rahm Emanuel's promise to complete 100 miles of bicycle lanes that are shielded from traffic, and city officials hope the public doesn't judge the project strictly by the number of bike...
| May 25, 2014
For years, these were the faces of biking in Chicago: messengers weaving frantically through downtown traffic, spandex-clad guys racing 21-speeds down the lakefront trail, tattooed 20-somethings zipping coolly along Milwaukee Avenue.
It was a small,...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:10 AM
The Divvy bike-sharing program set back-to-back records this past weekend for the number of rides recorded in a day.
The program logged 12,863 rides on Saturday and 16,259 rides Sunday, according to the mayor's office. The prior single-day record was...
| May 28, 2014
| 3:42 AM
As the Divvy bike-share program experiences record ridership numbers, the city is testing a valet service at crowded hot spots.
This service was deployed Memorial Day weekend from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at three popular Divvy locations: Theater on the Lake...