Divvy demise will make parking muddle worse

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I was disappointed to read that the Village Board of Trustees had voted to discontinue the Divvy program. I am a heavy user of Divvy, mostly in the city where I work but also in the village. My perception is that usage of Divvy in Oak Park would have been greater had there been more stations. There is no station anywhere near the Harlem el stop for example. The closest station to my house in South Oak Park is about eight blocks. In the city, stations are no more than 2-3 blocks away. 

As a member of the Transportation Commission, I am also puzzled why a board that has charged the commission with finding a solution to the parking muddle in Oak Park would take an action that will tend to contribute to rather than alleviate that situation.

James Thompson 

Oak Park 

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