| Jan 13, 2014
| 8:11 PM
Plunging temperatures and piles of snow don't deter a dedicated group of cyclists who ride through the Chicago winter.
Bicyclists, it's cold outside.
But the plunging temperatures and piles of snow aren't about to deter a dedicated group of city...
| Jul 26, 2013
Data should be illuminative, not off-putting. At the Chicago Tribune News Applications team, we try to help that light shine a little brighter.
Accomplishing that means taking advantage of the online medium to tell stories. The building blocks we use...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 5:16 AM
Mayor Rahm Emanuel's morning coffee fix was interrupted Tuesday when he stopped to comfort a bicyclist involved in an accident with a truck.
Around 8:30 a.m., the mayor stopped to pick up a drink at Big Shoulders Coffee near the intersection of...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...