Not sad to see Divvy go

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Although I sympathize with those who used Divvy bikes, I was not sad to see them go.  As others have pointed out, there were too few stations in Oak Park to make them convenient. Moreover, they were expensive, allowed too short a ride, and they charged outrageous penalties for going over the time limit. We have used this type of community biking system in Minneapolis and Toronto, and in both places the system worked great.  In Toronto you could buy an annual passkey for under $100 (Canadian!) that would unlock the bike, and there were plenty of stations. That the village had to subsidize Divvy just to have them here was ridiculous.

Tom DeCoursey

Oak Park

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