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Better Late Than Never: Bike Share Launches Locally on Friday

The city bike share program for Chicago, delayed almost two weeks, will launch this Friday, providing easy and affordable transportation options.

Despite a delay, the Divvy Chicago Bike Share program is set to launch on Friday.

Approximately 70 of the 400 stations will be open at that time, including four in the Wicker Park neighborhood. The rest will gradually start launching by the end of 2013 and into early 2014, according to a Divvy representative and the Divvy Bikes Twitter feed.

Riders can opt for 24-hour passes for $7 or to purchase annual memberships for $75. Each station will have the easily recognizable bright blue bikes, adjustable for height and equipped with a front rack and a bell.

Swipe the annual membership key or type in a 24-hour code, ride your bike, and return the bike to any other Divvy bike dock in the city.

Originally set to launch on June 15, the launch date was delayed for unknown reasons, a Divvy representative said.

Owned and operated by the Chicago Department of Transportation, the bike share program seeks to provide an easy form of transportation while encouraging environmental sustainability.

The four stations coming to Wicker Park this Friday are located at the following intersections:

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