Divvy bike rentals to hit road again Saturday

timthumb.phpBy Loyola Student Dispatch Staff

Loyola University Chicago students, staff and faculty will be able to rent Divvy bikes beginning at noon Saturday after the bicycle rental program shut down for two days due to blizzard conditions.

Divvy bike rental stations at located near Loyola’s downtown campus at Water Tower Place and State and Pearson streets. Divvy is coming to Rogers Park in the spring.

The blizzard, which has dumped more than a foot of snow on Chicago, forced Divvy to shut down at noon Thursday. It was the first time Divvy shut down since its introduction to the city earlier this year.

Of course, below zero degree weather is forecast for Monday and Tuesday, so we’ll see how many game riders there will be.

Here is the message from Divvy:

First of all, we want to thank everyone for their understanding yesterday as we closed the system. While we know the closure meant interrupting some riders’ regular routines using Divvy, we felt it was necessary due to the snowy conditions of the roads and stations. We appreciate those of you who have supported our decision as well as those who have given us feedback on how we can do better.

The good news is that we’ll be re-opening the system on Saturday, January 4 at 12:00 PM, unless the weather worsens significantly.

Given that this is the first time we’ve closed the system, we want to ensure stations are clear of snow and fully operational.

We continue to strive to be the most convenient, fast, fun, and affordable way to get around in Chicago. Certainly closing the system doesn’t help us achieve that, but we also want to look out for our riders and our staff when conditions might make riding and serving the system dangerous. We aim to keep the system operational except under severe circumstances.

If you have any further feedback, please email our team at info@divvybikes.com and let us know what you think we can improve on. We’ll review every email and keep getting better.

– The Divvy Team and the Chicago Department of Transportation


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