Expanding Bike Share to All Chicagoans

Divvy is a public-private partnership between the Chicago Department of Transportation and Lyft. In April 2019, the city council approved an amendment to the contract with Lyft that will expand Divvy citywide to all 50 wards. Divvy currently serves about two-thirds of the city’s population and 40% of the city’s geography, making it the largest bike share service area in the nation.

Until recently, the Divvy system has been all pedal bikes. The expansion that began on the Far South Side in July 2020, includes new electric assist bikes (ebikes). We will then move into the West and Northwest side neighborhoods in 2021 and 2022. Riders have the option to choose a classic pedal bike or upgrade to an ebike that includes an additional per minute fee. However, currently ebikes will be priced the same as classic pedal bikes in Zone 2 (see map and pricing information), which includes the DIvvy expansion areas and areas with less station density.

What's Next

We are looking for community feedback for our Northwest and Southwest side expansions (Phase 2). If you live, work, or commute regularly through these areas you may have noticed yard signs placed around the neighborhoods. These are potential locations for future Divvy stations! Scan the QR code on the sign and take the survey if you have any feedback to provide! Or suggest where you would like a station via this link.

After we analyze the community feedback, we will begin the expansion! So the Northwest and Southwest sides of Chicago will begin to see ebikes in their communities as well as new Divvy stations. You will also see our Divvy team out in the community for bike rides, events and assisting with Divvy for Everyone sign ups.

After Phase 2 is complete, we will begin the process again for Phase 3 - and then the expansion will be complete which means the ENTIRE geographic area of Chicago will be covered by the Divvy system, making it the largest bikeshare system in North America.