| 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,...
| 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 6, 2013
| 5:57 PM
Departing Transportation Commissioner Gabe Klein told aldermen Wednesday that drivers who get speed camera tickets are either distracted by their phones or have been drinking.
The comments came as Klein testified at a City Council budget hearing where...
| 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 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 4:59 AM
If you thought Saturday was a great day for a bike ride, you weren’t alone.
With temperatures reaching 80 degrees, Divvy — Chicago’s bike-sharing program — broke its single-day record Saturday, with 10,866 rides. The previous...