By Loyola Student Dispatch Staff
Loyola University Chicago students, staff and faculty will be unable to rent Divvy bikes Thursday after the bicycle rental program shut down 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 three-day blizzard, which has dumped nearly 18 inches of snow on Chicago, forced Divvy to shut down for the first time since its introduction to the city earlier this year.
Here is the message from Divvy:
Due to the weather, we will temporarily close Divvy at 12:00PM on Thursday, January 2, 2014 to protect the safety of our members and staff. No bikes can be rented after the temporary closure has begun, though any bikes in use at the time can be returned to any Divvy station with an available dock.
If you have any question about whether the system is open or closed, please call to speak with a Member Service Representative at 1-855-55-DIVVY (553-4889). You can also find the latest updates on the Divvy website, Facebook, and Twitter. Members will also be informed of closure and re-opening via email.
In December, we served nearly 45,000 trips, and we’re looking forward to serving many more this winter.
Thank you again for your support and understanding.