Chicago recently announced that the city is adding bike-share to its list of commuting and touring options, an eco-friendly trend that is growing in many US cities (including Seattle, starting in 2014.) The idea is to give people the option to ride rather than take a cab.

Chicago’s program, called ‘Divvy,’ will start with a fleet of 750 bikes and is planned to expand to 4,000-plus over the coming year, with 400 docking/checkout stations throughout the city. The company operating the bike-share is Portland-based Alta Bicycle Share. Alta is also on deck to building Seattle’s ride-share program.

To read more about the Chicago ride-share project and Seattle’s future program, check out the Seattle Times article below.

-Stephanie Leach