Oak Park’s got Divvy. 130 Divvy bikes distributed at 13 Oak Park Divvy stations as of now.
Oak Park and Evanston are the first suburban sites added to Divvy’s bike sharing services.
How does Divvy work? You need a bike. You sign up for a Divvy yearly membership online ($9.95 per month or $99 for the year) or get a 24 hour Divvy pass ($9.95 per day) at any Divvy station. Annual members receive a key and 24 hour pass holders get a code. Each will allow you to access any Divvy bike at any Divvy station anywhere you want to Divvy.
Now Divvy is not an all day, bike around town kind of a company. Divvy is intended for quick, 30 minute max commutes to get you from here to there, quickly. When you are done simply return your Divvy bike to any of the Divvy stations, lock it into place, wait for the green light to confirm that the bike is returned.
Divvy will host a launch event to introduce its’ services to Oak Park on July 2nd from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Farmers’ Market (Pilgrim Congregational Church, 460 Lake St.) Divvy representatives will be there to answer questions and hand out coupons.
Whether you need to go to the library, jump on the “L”, or grab an ice cream treat the Divvy system allows you to avoid jumping in a car, dealing with traffic, finding and paying for parking and it is so much better for our environment.
So, Oak Park, throw on a helmet and start peddling!