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.
The Metra train service is primarily used by commuters and is a great way to visit suburbs that are further from Chicago.
 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.
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.
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.
The Chicago Water Taxi and the Shoreline Water Taxi are great options to visit Chinatown, Goose Island, Navy Pier, the Riverwalk, and Michigan Ave.
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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