Divvy Launches E-Bikes Across the City, Chicago, IL, 2020
5 minutes Date Enacted: Jul 15, 2020 Date Launched: Jul 29, 2020 Dates given are approximate.
Divvy/Lift E-Bike built in lock functionality. Photo found here: https://www.divvybikes.com/how-it-works/ebike
As of Wednesday, July 29th the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) and dock-based bikeshare, Divvy, launched its pedal assist e-bike program and added an additional 78 bike stations across the Southwest neighborhoods of Chicago. This new hybrid technology can be parked at existing Divvy docking stations and any public bike rack. . These Divvy e-bikes require less effort from the user which allow riders to have a more comfortable ride to their destination. CDOT and Divvy plan to expand to operate around 16,500 bikes and 800 stations across the city to give residents other means of transportation. Representatives of CDOT and Divvy believe that more bikes and docking stations will allow residents to safely travel to their destinations.