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A bicycle commuter who rides four miles to work, five days a week, avoids 2,000 miles of driving and about 2,000 pounds of CO2 emissions each year.

Help plan Chicago’s new bike share system!

The Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) plans to put 3,000 bikes into use in Chicago’s bike share network starting in spring 2013, with a goal of adding 1,000 more after the rollout. In preparation, it has launched its official bike share website. We encourage readers to visit the site and use the interactive map to show CDOT where you’d like to see bike share stations.src=https://www.activetrans.org/sites/default/files/London%203%20-%20Credit%20Jason%20Jenkins_1.jpg

CDOT is also hosting a series of five public meetings (PDF) to discuss plans for the program, answer questions and get input. Public involvement is the key to success in launching a program like this, so we encourage our members to attend the public meetings and get involved. The meeting schedule is listed below:

Monday, October 29
11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Chicago Architecture Foundation
224 S. Michigan Avenue

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pop‐up meeting at Union Station

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Chicago Architecture Foundation
224 S. Michigan Avenue

Tuesday, October 30
6:30 p.m. ‐ 8:00 p.m.
Lincoln Belmont Public Library
1659 W. Melrose Street

Wednesday, November 7
6:30 p.m. ‐ 8:00 p.m.
Charles Hayes Center
4859 S. Wabash Avenue

For more general information about bike sharing, visit our bike share page

Updated Oct. 19: This post was revised to clarify that the city plans to reach its ultimate goal of 4,000 bikes in the system incrementally. 

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