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New Divvy for Everyone Program Expands Access to Bike Sharing

Aug 26, 2015 06:00PM

Divvy for Everyone (D4E) is breaking down barriers to access the popular bike-share program by offering reduced cost annual memberships to residents. Under the new initiative, Chicago residents with incomes below 300 percent of the federal poverty level that don’t have a credit or debit card will qualify for a $5 annual Divvy membership, compared to the regular $75 price. The effort follows a major expansion of Divvy to new neighborhoods earlier this year, and a record-breaking weekend for ridership over the Fourth of July.

Divvy is working with two local organizations on D4E outreach efforts. Slow Roll Chicago, dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and equitable bicycle culture in Chicago, is conducting citywide outreach. Go Bronzeville is focused on building local awareness in the Bronzeville community.

In just two years of operation, more than 9.25 million miles have been logged on Divvy bikes through more than 4.4 million trips.

 

For more information, visit DivvyBikes.com/d4e