BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Edenred Commuter Benefit Solutions, the nation’s leading provider of commuter benefits, has partnered with Chicago’s new bike share system, Divvy, in hopes to get more people in the Chicago area bike commuting. The partnership will allow organizations enrolled in Edenred Commuter Benefit Solutions to purchase a Divvy membership at a discounted rate of $65, regularly $75.
Divvy features thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations sprinkled around the Chicago area: from Andersonville to Hyde Park. Access is available 24/7, 365 days a year. Each state-of-the-art station is wireless, solar powered, and features touchscreen kiosks, station maps, and unique docking systems that release bikes using member keys or specific ride codes. Divvy bikes can be rented from and returned to any station in the system, allowing riders several possible combinations of start and end points.
Divvy gives Chicagoans access to a bike when they want one. It also helps complete the city's great mass transit system – in a recent member survey, Divvy found that 76% of members have used the bike share system to get to and from other transit. Eight-five percent of members have used Divvy to go to and from work, 82% have used it for social and entertainment purposes, and 78% have used it to shop and run errands.
“We’re thrilled to bring Edenred Commuter Benefit Solutions on as a corporate member,” said Elliot Greenberger, General Manager of Divvy. “We’re looking forward to offering this perk to the more than 100,000 employees Edenred reaches in the Chicago-land area, and adding bike share as a viable way for them to get around the city.”
Serving some of the nation’s largest companies and premier benefit administrators, Edenred has saved participating employers and employees nearly $500 million over the past five years by providing the opportunity to pretax various expenses that are essential to the daily routine. One of their products, the Commuter Check Voucher for Bicycling, allows employers to reward employees with up to $20 a month for using biking as a substantial method of commuting. Biking vouchers can be used towards equipment purchases, bicycle purchases, repairs, or storage.
“We are proud to enter into this partnership with Divvy,” said Commuter Benefit Solutions Chief Operating Officer, Meltem Korkmazel. “It truly showcases our commitment to supporting all methods of commuting, including biking.”
All Edenred Commuter Benefit Solutions customers in the Chicago area will have immediate access to a special discounted annual Divvy membership.
About Commuter Benefit Solutions, by Edenred
Edenred Commuter Benefit Solutions is the nation’s only comprehensive commuter benefit solutions provider and number one resource for commuter savings. Since 1985, Edenred has served Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies, top third party benefit administrators and the nation’s largest metropolitan area transit authorities. With its premier solution offerings; Commuter Check, a nationwide commuter benefits program for employers; and WiredCommute, a private label program for third party administrators, Edenred is able to provide a one-stop total solution experience. Edenred’s mission is to make tax-free commuter benefits a staple in employee benefits packages nationwide.
Edenred Group is the worldwide leader in prepaid corporate solutions and has been providing employee benefits for more than 50 years. Edenred Group operates in 42 countries, with more than 6,000 employees, nearly 640,000 private and public sector customers, 40 million beneficiaries and 1.4 million affiliates.
In 2013, Edenred generated total issue volume of €17.1 billion, with almost 60% in emerging digital markets.
Divvy is Chicago’s newest transit system, giving Chicago residents and visitors a bike on-demand at hundreds of stations across the city. Intended to provide an additional transportation option for getting around, Divvy is convenient, fast, fun, and affordable.