CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) — Get ready to ride, Chicago!
Divvy announced Wednesday an extension of its 30 days of free rides for healthcare workers and reduced rates for all Chicagoans until the end of May, in alignment with the extended statewide stay-at-home order.
Discounts remain available to all users, including “Dollar Divvy Rides” which are normally a $3 charge and annual memberships at half off, reducing the price from $99 to $49.50.
The Chicago Department of Transportation has been working with Divvy and Lyft to make it easier for eligible Chicagoans to access the Divvy for Everyone (D4E) program during the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting this month, residents can now apply online for D4E, a program that provides $5 annual memberships to those who are income eligible.
“During this unprecedented time, the City’s partnership with Divvy offers additional, affordable transportation options for Chicago’s essential workers, and bike riding makes it easy to maintain social distance while being outside. Lyft and Divvy are taking further action to protect the health and safety of the community by disinfecting bikes each time they arrive at the depot and conducting additional cleanings on high-contact surfaces and vans that move bikes,” the Mayor’s Office wrote in a release.
Health care companies that want to join the program can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the program.
For those looking to bike across the city, CDOT provides an online map of approximately 300 miles of on street bike routes in Chicago.
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Prior to joining the staff at the GrandStay, he served as the Regional Operations Manager for a large hospitality management company based in the Midwest and also has worked in the food and beverage management field.