Divvy Bike Share Will Expand E-Bike Services Throughout Chicago

It will soon be a whole lot easier for Chicagoans to find a rentable e-bike. Thanks to a recent $50 million dollar deal with Divvy Bike Share, Chicago should have 16,500 Divvy e-bikes on the streets by 2021. According to this new deal, Divvy will start expanding its e-bike service throughout Chicago’s 50 wards in... Read more »

First Chicago E-Bike Fatality Case Closes with Over $5 Million Settlement

A jury in Cook County recently voted to give $5.25 million to the family of a woman killed in a traffic fatality while she was riding a Divvy e-bike. This fatal crash occurred on July 1, 2016, in the Avondale section of Chicago. According to police records, Virginia Murray was traveling on her Divvy bike... Read more »

E-Bikes get Classifications in Chicago

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel introduced an ordinance regulating “E-bikes and mobility devices.” This ordinance clarifies specifically where electric bicycles and scooters are allowed on Chicago’s streets. The new ordinance also clearly defines (low speed) electric bikes as “bicycles”. The new ordinance classifies “low speed e-bikes” into 3 classes, according to... Read more »

Lime Pushes for Dockless E-Scooters in Chicago by Spring 2019

On March 2, 2019, the San Francisco-based company Lime encouraged dozens of Chicagoans to test out its e-scooters by the Riverwalk. In addition to giving free test rides, Lime employees at this event first announced their goal to bring these e-scooters into Chicago no later than May of 2019. This isn’t the first time Lime... Read more »

Will Chicago Ever Get Rentable E-Scooters?

To paraphrase T.S. Eliot: “Lime and Bird divide the e-scooter world between them. There is no third.” OK, maybe that’s a little melodramatic…but it’s true! These two California-based companies currently dominate the dockless e-scooter market and are each worth over $1 billion. Lime and Bird now offer their rentable e-bikes and e-scooters in hundreds of... Read more »