The debate in Chicago over how the city should regulate ridesharing technologies has gained heat with the aid of lobbyists and public relations firms. But they don’t always identify up-front who their clients are.
For Global Activism, Alice Teisan, the founder of His Wheels International, updates us on how things have taken off for her since being featured on Global Activism last year. Teisan was an avid cyclist before she was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome in 1992. But she channeled her passion for bicycling into helping others around the world suffering from disabilities. His Wheels International recycles old bikes to send overseas.
Dan Monaghan walks, bikes, and drives in Chicago, and one thing irks him: dangerous taxis on the road. He wrote in to ask how often cab drivers get cited for bad driving, and we set out on a long, complicated journey to find an answer.
The mayor’s office wants to regulate companies like Lyft, Uber and Sidecar, which match people who need rides to people with cars. But the proposed rules don’t go far enough for taxi and livery car companies