A Guide To Getting Around Chicago Safely
Chicago is walk-friendly. Here are transportation options (besides Uber/Taxi)  and tips to help you travel safely.
The Elevator trains, known as the "El", spans the city in all directions with stops at ORD & MDW airports, and nearby suburbs.
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The Metra train service is primarily used by commuters and is a great way to visit suburbs that are further from Chicago.
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 The Chicago Transit Authority, or CTA, is a network of bus routes in city and nearby suburbs. Great for very close drop-off at famous locations.
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The Divvy bike share program is a great way to explore the city. Designated bike lanes make it easy to share the road with vehicles.
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The day pass is $15 for unlimited use. Ride all you like, but each must be under 3 hrs (dock, then undock). Docking locations are on the app.
The Electric scooter program is in pilot and has restrictions (don't ride sidewalks, lakefront, or the 606). Cost: $1 to unlock and $.19 -.39 per min.
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The Chicago Water Taxi and the Shoreline Water Taxi are great options to visit Chinatown, Goose Island, Navy Pier, the Riverwalk, and Michigan Ave.
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Tickets are not available onboard and must be purchased in advance. A one-way ticket is $6 - $10pp
Bonus! FREE Trolleys run to Navy Pier and to the Randolph Street Market. The schedule is seasonal and wait time can be long.
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