Planetizen - Urban Planning News, Jobs, and Education

Water Taxi Could Add Stops in Chicago

As the city of Chicago continues to develop its river, some see an opportunity to expand river transit.
August 3, 2018, 7am PDT | Casey Brazeal | @northandclark
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email Comments
Shelly Bychowski Shots

Chicago's riverfront is changing and some who transport Chicagoans on the river want their service to change with it. Water taxis have some advantages over other forms of public transit, "They are quicker than buses during rush hour and infinitely more pleasant — a way to get the wind in your hair and see riverside architecture for around $2 a ride," Mary Wisniewski argues in the Chicago Tribune.

These taxis do not operate in the winter when the river can be frozen and rides might be less pleasant. "Right now, Chicago Water Taxi has seven stops — Ogilvie/Union Station, Michigan Avenue, LaSalle Street, the Chicago Riverwalk at Clark Street, North Avenue, Chinatown and its recently added location at Chicago Avenue," Winiewski writes. Taxi operators would like to see that list expand to include stops around Goose Island. The next step is to get legislators on board.

Full Story:
Published on Monday, July 9, 2018 in Chicago Tribune
Share Tweet LinkedIn Email