Hey! You still don’t have a Divvy bike share membership??? (And you live in Chicago?) Why not??

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I’ve been a Divvy member for two years and I’m still loving it. In honor of Divvy Week (kicking off on Earth Day), here’s why I’m still loving it:

It’s safe. It could be correlation or causation, but in the 10 years of bike share programs, there have been zero fatalities. I knew why before I read the article – the bikes are heavy and slow – but there are other reasons likely due to correlation (inexperienced riders don’t take risks, more riders are women and we are more likely to be risk-averse, riding without a helmet usually leads to riding more cautiously).

It’s convenient. Especially if you don’t live or work within a few blocks of an L station. Or even if you do. The stations are all over the city, continuing to expand into new neighborhoods, and it seems that Divvy has been doing a better job of moving the bikes around so there are always bikes & docks available.

It’s affordable. $120 for the entire year. Unlimited rides (you just have to dock your bike every 30 minutes). That’s only $20 more than one month of unlimited CTA rides. (I pay per ride on the CTA [and use pre-tax transit benefits], so my Divvy membership saves me money. I also live ~1 mile from three different L lines, so it’s also super convenient for me.)

You can ride year-round. I don’t really ride that much when there’s snow or ice on the roads or the temps are below freezing. But the docks rarely close.

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You can try Divvy yourself for FREE on Friday, April 22nd or get your first month free when you sign up for a membership. No one asked me to write this post but the first-month-free link is my referral link. 

Do you Divvy? What do you love about it?