Today’s Headlines for Thursday, May 31

  • Chicago Is Gaining More Young, Affluent Households, But Not in Black Neighborhoods (Crain’s)
  • It’s Cheaper to Get Around by Ride-Share Than Own a Car in Chicago (Chicago Inno)
  • 2 CPD Officers Suspended for Lying About Crash That Injured Teen 14 Years Ago (Tribune)
  • 3 Drivers Crash After Police Chase at O’Hare, Injuring 6 (Tribune)
  • Police: Man Struck and Injured After Stepping Out of Car in Park Ridge (Tribune)
  • Home Repairs Grant Aims to Slow Displacement Near the Bloomingdale  (Crain’s)
  • CTA, Pace Announce Draft Proposal of Bus Route Changes (Daily Northwestern)
  • Food Truck Case Against Chicago Heads to State Supreme Court (Tribune)
  • Take Active Trans’ Survey to Improve Walking & Biking on Logan Boulevard
  • Get Free Ice Cream Samples All Week at the Clark/Lake Station (Tribune)
  • Q & A Session About Getting CrossRail Proposal Into the ON TO 2050 Plan on 6/21

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  • planetshwoop

    “It’s Cheaper to Get Around by Ride-Share Than Own a Car in Chicago ”

    This article was taken from a presentation by a VC person around “Internet Trends”. The VC person happens to work at Kleiner Perkins which is… a major investor in Uber.

    That doesn’t mean it’s not true that it’s cheaper to have Uber than a car. I just think it’s a thin, poorly documented “here’s how I got to this number” kind of thing.

  • BlueFairlane

    FWIW, I have never paid anything close to $6032/year to own a car in Chicago. A person could, I suppose, if they lease or buy a really expensive car. But I get by on about half that.