A popular bike-sharing program is offering even more fare options for riders in the new year, the Chicago Department of Transportation announced Wednesday.
Divvy announced that they will roll out a series of new fare options beginning on Feb. 1. The ride-share system will now offer a $3 single-ride option, which the company says will allow riders to try the system out before they commit to an annual membership.
“Divvy has been a tremendous success story in Chicago, but we believe that our customers will embrace more pricing options that are tailored to their needs,” CDOT Commissioner Rebekah Scheinfeld said in a statement.
The single-ride pass allows riders to take a bike for up to 30 minutes. A $15 “Explorer Pass” will also be offered, providing riders with up to three hours of ride time over a 24 hour period.
The standard $9.95 24-hour pass will no longer be offered under the new pricing plan, Divvy says.
Overage fees will also be simplified under the new fare system, with riders paying an additional $3 for 30 extra minutes of ride time if they go over their allotment.
Finally, Divvy says that members will get a 45-minute ride for no additional cost, up from the 30 minute rides that they were provided under the old pricing plan.
The company says that over 37,000 people have signed up for annual memberships in the four years that the service has been offered, and that Divvy riders pedalled over seven million miles in 2017.