| 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 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 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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 9:32 PM
The "Weeks in Review" feature is now an open thread in which commenters can talk about any current events or cultural phenomena that have caught their attention, including but not limited to the topics brought up in our traditional roundup......
| May 30, 2013
| 4:33 PM
By Jessica Reynolds In theory, Chicago's new Divvy-bicycle sharing service is fantastic. Now with ease and efficiency, pedestrians who want to spice up their commutes or errands can borrow a bike from one of the city's soon-to-be 75 parking stations......
| 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....
| Jun 11, 2013
| 1:22 PM
The launch of Chicago's Divvy bicycle-sharing service, set for Friday, will be postponed for two weeks to allow "more extensive testing" of equipment, the city's transportation commissioner told the Tribune on Tuesday.
The disappointing decision to...
| 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,...
| May 13, 2012
| 11:58 AM
The small stack of index cards tucked into Rahm Emanuel's suit jacket pocket are emblazoned with the mayoral seal and covered with blue ink.
Revised every other day, the tasks on the most high-powered to-do list in Chicago track with the mayor's six...