I am loving Divvy Bikes, the city’s new bike-share system, and two things happen pretty much every day:
1. People ask me about the system when I’m checking out a bike or returning one. They like the idea, and when I explain the details, they like it even better.
2. I forget my helmet! I use my own bike to ride around the neighborhood at home, so my helmet lives in my garage, with the bike. When I’m headed out the door to catch a train, I don’t think to stop there.
Today, I took part of my lunch hour to ride a Divvy to a bike store near the Loop and bought one.
But if there had been a Divvy Ambassador (or anybody, really) at the train station– I take Metra to Ogilvie– ready to sell me one, I would have so appreciated it.
I can’t be the only person like this. There’s gotta be a bunch of us who are realizing that we need a second helmet, ready to bring downtown.
How about it? Maybe the Active Transportation Alliance can lend a hand? Or a local bike shop with plenty of inventory could partner up?