Campus Divvy Bike Stations Open for Business Friday
Northwestern’s partnership with City of Evanston brings 100 Bikes, 10 Stations to town
EVANSTON, IL --- Your Chicago Divvy Bike envy can come to a complete stop now that Divvy Bike Share is officially rolling into Evanston.
Thanks to a partnership between Northwestern University, the City of Evanston and others, 100 Divvy bikes and 10 bike share stations are being installed in strategically chosen locations around Evanston. Three of the 10 stations will be installed on or adjacent to campus on Friday. For those interested in snapping photos of the new bikes, share them on social media using the hashtags #NUDivvy or #divvypurple.
The bikes will help residents, students and visitors take short trips in town or across Divvy’s network of more than 580 Chicagoland stations.
“In addition to providing a convenient service to members of the Northwestern and Evanston communities, bringing Divvy to the area will help Northwestern achieve its goal of cutting greenhouse gas emissions, including emissions associated with transportation,” said Stephanie Folk, communications manager for Northwestern’s Office of Sustainability. “Divvy will expand access to cycling as a sustainable transportation option.”
Through Northwestern’s Wildcard Advantage program, students can receive an annual membership for only $75 instead of the normal $99 annual fee. Faculty and staff can receive a $10 discount. Visit the Wildcard Advantage Divvy page for more details.
The Divvy partnership complements Northwestern’s existing infrastructure and services such as highly walkable campuses, extensive bicycle parking, easy access to public transportation and convenient shuttle services, Folk added.
“Northwestern University is happy and pleased to contribute to the Divvy bike program in the City of Evanston,” said Alan Anderson, executive director of Neighborhood and Community Relations at Northwestern. "We look forward to having our students, faculty and staff join Evanston residents in seeing the community on two wheels. The University is committed to working with our neighbors in Evanston to engage with the City in ways that make it better for everyone."
Of the 10 station locations in Evanston, the following three will be located on or adjacent to Northwestern’s Evanston campus:
• Chicago Ave. and Sheridan Rd.: Steps from the southern entrance to Northwestern University’s Evanston Campus, this station will connect riders traveling between Evanston’s downtown, campus and the lakefront’s recreational opportunities.
• Sheridan Rd. and Noyes St.: Located along the western edge of the campus and a five-minute walk from the Noyes Street CTA Purple Line Station, this station serves community members looking to access the campus or connect to the downtown or Central Street stations.
• University Library: Northwestern students, faculty and staff and campus visitors will be able to travel to the heart of campus to access the arts and cultural resources of the Arts Circle and the educational resources of the adjacent University Library and Norris University Center.
Visit the City of Evanston's press release for a full list of Evanston’s Divvy station locations and other information about the program.