Divvy begins expansion on Chicago’s Far South Side
Divvy is bringing bikes and stations to the Far South Side, kicking off Lyft’s $50 million investment in the system’s expansion in partnership with the Chicago Department of Transit (CDOT).
The new service area covers 57.6 square miles and will bring Divvy’s network of bikes, ebikes, stations, and new e-stations to a larger and more economically diverse range of communities, including car-reliant Chicagoans historically underserved by transportation options.
The additional service area stretches from 71st St. in the north to 138th Street to the south and from the lakeshore and state line in the east to S. Western Avenue (plus a southwestern extension) to the west.
The following neighborhoods will gain access to Divvy’s network through this expansion — an estimated total population of 362,056 residents:
Key points of interest on the Far South Side
We’re proud to connect Chicagoans with cultural, arts, and higher-education landmarks on the Far South Side like Chicago State University, Bronzeville Children’s Museum, Beverly Arts Center, A. Philip Randolph Pullman Porter Museum, DuSable Museum of African American History, and South Shore Cultural Center.
The Far South Side is also home to a slew of eateries that are worth the trip all on their own. Some of our favorites include Original Rainbow Cone, Old Fashioned Donuts, Vito & Nick’s Pizzeria, Top Notch Beefburgers, Home of the Hoagy, and Calumet Fisheries.
Chicago may be an urban hub, but don’t let that stop you from taking in the natural splendor at Calumet Park or Beaubien Woods.
Rolling out ebikes
Meanwhile, Divvy is also introducing new ebikes citywide, including the new expansion area. These custom vehicles feature pedal-assist and hybrid locking technology to make everyday trips faster and easier — plus seamless unlocking via QR code. Alongside the ebikes, Divvy will install ebike-only e-stations to encourage thoughtful parking and cleaner streets.
To ensure an equitable and fair ebike pricing model in the new expansion area, ebike rides will include 30 or 45 minutes at no additional cost (depending on membership) before per-minute pricing kicks in. We’ll also waive out-of-station ebike parking fees in these areas. See our ebike pricing page for more details.