Bike-Friendly Cities: Paris, Brussels...Chicago?

Bike-Friendly Cities: Paris, Brussels...Chicago?

Sarah Coffey
Jul 31, 2007

In the September issue of Dwell we noticed a blurb about Cyclocity, a European bike-sharing service sponsored by international advertising firm JC Decaux. Our first thought was, "That's a cool idea," and our second thought was, "Hey, Chicago has that." Well, sort of.

We've got the Cycle Center at Millennium Park, where people can rent anything from tandems to beach cruisers by the hour, the day, or the week. It's a good start, but we'd love to see something like Cyclocity happen in the city. You'd pay a minimal fee, pick up a bike at a subway stop, and drop it off at another "park n' ride" location. For details on the Cyclocity program, click here.

What do you think? Would a program like this work in Chicago?

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