Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) July 25, 2013 -- On July 25, city bike designer, Linus Bike, commends the city of Chicago’s Divvy bike share system for its first three successful weeks of operation.
According to a July 23, 2013 article published on ENewsPF.com, entitled, “Chicago’s Divvy Bike Share System Ridership Grows as Stations Added,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced that in the first three weeks of the Divvy bike share system being in operation, “Chicagoans and visitors to the city have taken more than 50,000 trips and have collectively ridden an estimated 175,000 miles.”
Mayor Emanuel is content with the bike share system’s success. “In a very short time, Divvy has made a significant impact on the way people move around Chicago. We are extremely pleased by the amount of participation and enthusiasm Chicagoans and our visitors have shown for bike sharing,” he says in the article.
Starting next week, Divvy plans to install up to 40 additional new stations bringing the total number of stations to 300 and bikes to 3,000 by summer’s end. It is projected that there will be 400 stations with 4,000 bikes by next spring.
The bike share system has also become beneficial for advertisers. Sprint has purchased advertising space at 75 stations for a three-month period.
Jason Latty, a representative from Linus Bike, a city bike designer, understands the benefit of having a secure bike share program in a highly-populated city like Chicago. “This system will provide Chicagoans with an alternative mode of transportation that has been proven to be more convenient and cheaper than driving a car while contributing to less traffic congestion. The fact that advertisers are also utilizing the system as an opportunity to generate revenue makes this system an overall beneficial program for the city of Chicago.”
Linus Bike is a California-based bicycle manufacturer that specializes in creating vintage style city bikes and commuter bikes. Not simply a bicycle company, Linus Bike sells a complete line of accessories for the environmentally conscious and for those who have a fondness for European style bicycles and the great tradition of European cycling.
Scott Darrohn, Linus Bike, http://www.linusbike.com, +1 (855) 347-4228, [email protected]
SOURCE Linus Bike