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.
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
It’s been more than three months since the city put 50 taxi medallions up for auction in a bid to raise millions of dollars for city coffers. But still, there’s no word on whether any were sold, and for how much.
With warm weather on the way, pedicabs are taking over Chicago’s streets again. It’s not just the flat terrain and lazy tourists. Unlike other major cities, Chicago has no ordinance regulating pedicabs.