| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 7:36 AM
The city plans to install 20 more miles of bike lanes this spring and summer as part of a continued push to make Chicago more bicycle friendly.
The Chicago Department of Transportation plan includes five miles of protected bike lanes, which are...
| Apr 13, 2014
| 10:07 PM
Triathletes who don’t own bikes are no longer at a disadvantage in Chicago.
Organizers have announced 100 participants will be allowed to compete on Divvy bikes during the Transamerica Chicago Triathlon in August. The sky-blue-colored bikes...
| 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...
| May 29, 2013
| 7:49 AM
Chicago's Divvy bicycle-sharing program began selling annual memberships online today and the first bikes will be available for use in the downtown area on June 14, officials said.
The Divvy website is divvybikes.com.
Annual memberships will cost $75,...
| 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...
| Jul 10, 2013
On paper, Chicago might seem a model of diversity with roughly equivalent populations of African-Americans, Hispanics and whites. The reality, of course, is very different, with each of these groups tending to cluster in distinct corners of the 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...