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Divvy could get $50M expansion, including e-assist and dockless bikes in all 50 wards
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The proposal would add 175 new stations and an additional 10,500 new bikes. (The current system has 6,000 bikes). The bikes would include e-assist and a hybrid locking system that allows use in Divvy…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Phillip Hutchinson on Tuesday.

 

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Phillip Hutchinson replied to David S.'s discussion Where to post bike project ideas
"I think the Navy Pier flyover is great. There's nothing about it that I would describe as "over-built or over-engineered".  Here are some examples of similarly "fancy" bike infrastructure in Europe that go well beyond…"
Tuesday
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Phillip Hutchinson's discussion Divvy could get $50M expansion, including e-assist and dockless bikes in all 50 wards
"18mph on a Divvy... I hope the brakes are in good working order. "
Tuesday
ketoguychicago replied to Phillip Hutchinson's discussion Divvy could get $50M expansion, including e-assist and dockless bikes in all 50 wards
Tuesday
David S. replied to Phillip Hutchinson's discussion Divvy could get $50M expansion, including e-assist and dockless bikes in all 50 wards
""The only good brand is a dead brand"  Matthew some-thing"
Apr 12
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Expanding bike sharing
"E-assist sounds awesome to me. Those Divvy bikes are heavy and slow.  As far as Lyft/Divvy vs Uber/Jump proposals, I definitely prefer the option from Lyft/Divvy. I don't think it's a good idea to let Uber come in and set up a…"
Mar 26
Mike Zumwalt replied to Phillip Hutchinson's discussion Divvy could get $50M expansion, including e-assist and dockless bikes in all 50 wards
"Great news for branding! Now Lyft can eliminate the Divvy app and add a bike share option to their app. Soon they'll expand into smaller cities and tourist destinations like The Grand Canyon, Yosemite, The Great Wall of China, and Saudi…"
Mar 19
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Mar 18
Anne Alt replied to Phillip Hutchinson's discussion Divvy could get $50M expansion, including e-assist and dockless bikes in all 50 wards
"It's nowhere near the scope of the parking meter deal, but 9 years is a very long time in terms of bike stuff here. The monopoly aspect of the deal concerns me. Otherwise, it looks like it could be good. The devil is definitely in the details."
Mar 13
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Phillip Hutchinson's discussion Divvy could get $50M expansion, including e-assist and dockless bikes in all 50 wards
"I don't really understand why this is being compared to the parking meter deal. That deal was 75 years and resulted in a single payment, with nothing else in return and no upgrades to the service. This Lyft/Divvy deal is only 9 years, and…"
Mar 13
Madopal (16.5 mi) replied to Phillip Hutchinson's discussion Divvy could get $50M expansion, including e-assist and dockless bikes in all 50 wards
"I agree it's not perfect, but it's darn close. Despite the Lyft connection:1) They already own the company that's currently running Divvy 2) The city will maintain control over the system, just like they do now 3) There's no…"
Mar 13
John Greenfield replied to Phillip Hutchinson's discussion Divvy could get $50M expansion, including e-assist and dockless bikes in all 50 wards
"Streetsblog coverage, including some of the potential downsides of the proposal: https://chi.streetsblog.org/2019/03/12/lyft-may-spend-50m-to-expand-divvy-to-all-wards-using-dockless-option-ebikes/"
Mar 13
Phillip Hutchinson posted a discussion

Divvy could get $50M expansion, including e-assist and dockless bikes in all 50 wards

The proposal would add 175 new stations and an additional 10,500 new bikes. (The current system has 6,000 bikes). The bikes would include e-assist and a hybrid locking system that allows use in Divvy docks, or locking to regular bike racks.Lyft (who owns Motivate, which currently operates Divvy) would be guaranteed exclusive rights to continue operating the only bike share service in Chicago for 9 years, plus they would get advertising rights. The deal also includes revenue sharing between the…See More
Mar 13
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Bob Kastigar's discussion Rail Biking, anyone?
"This looks like a fun adventure and some of those bridges are amazing!   "
Mar 4
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Juan 2-3 or more mi.'s discussion How do you mount your pony?
"That Felt bike was used by Team USA for Women's team pursuit at the 2016 Rio Olympics. It also has an asymmetrical frame design. It was designed as left-drive side for aero reasons, something to do with the left turns and yaw related to indoor…"
Feb 28
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Juan 2-3 or more mi.'s discussion How do you mount your pony?
"I have no idea how anyone gets on this bike. "
Feb 28
Phillip Hutchinson replied to Juan 2-3 or more mi.'s discussion How do you mount your pony?
"Always non drive side. Flying cyclocross-style remounts, and step-through dismounts. . . . . . Even on a Divvy."
Feb 28

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What I ride:
Road, Cyclocross, Divvy (bike share)
The kind of riding I do:
Recreational, Exercise, Commuting, Distance, Competition / Racing, Social
What brings you to The Chainlink?
Looking for 2018 group rides and some new routes
About me:
I like bikes

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