Chicago War on Cars Watch: A vision beyond Uber: We don’t need to plan our transportation system around cars

Uber is aggressively coming at this proposal, feverishly underscoring the benefits of its services, but unsurprisingly failing to highlight any of the troubling context that led to this proposal. Between 2015 and 2018, the annual number of ride-hail trips in Chicago grew by 271 percent and the vehicle miles traveled by passengers increased by 344 percent. It is obvious that the status quo of ride-hail in our city isn’t working and is deepening congestion, pollution, and undermining our public transit system.