We’ve been working around the clock to bring bike share to Chicago and wanted to give you an update on our progress.
Divvy has been on an aggressive launch schedule, aiming to begin limited operations this week. While we are going to begin installing stations beginning this Thursday, we decided to push back the full system launch for two weeks to Friday, June 28th to ensure we have the necessary time to test stations and ensure the system is fully functioning.
The first Divvy docking station will appear at Daley Plaza and be on display during the Bike to Work Week Rally on Friday morning. Divvy bikes will be ready to ride from the first 75 stations when the system becomes fully operational on June 28th. That’s when you’ll be able to use your key to unlock Divvy bikes from any station.
Here’s what else you need to know:
1. The annual membership period has not yet begun. Members will receive Divvy keys in time for June 28. Membership begins when its activated online or by phone. We’ll begin sending out keys very soon, but members will want to wait to activate it at the end of the month.
2. We welcome Chicagoans to join us on June 14 from 7:00-8:30am in Daley Plaza, where you’ll be able to check out the first Divvy station! If you’re a “Gear” Founding Member, we’ll have t-shirts at our booth available for you to pick up. If you won’t be attending the event, please email your t-shirt size (S, M, L, XL) to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll send it to you with your key.
If you have any other questions, please email email@example.com and we’ll answer your questions as quickly as possible. Thank you again for supporting Divvy and bike share in Chicago.
- The Divvy Team and CDOT