As we merrily make our way down the Chicago River, you will note a rather interesting sight. Sometimes waiting for a taxi can be an exercise in futility. Ah, but what about a taxi on water? Utilizing the water resources of Chicago, the summer months provide an alternative to the frequent taxi trials and tribulations found in our fair city.
Enter the Chicago Water Taxi service! For a mere eight bucks you can take a taxi (water-style) all day to various locations along the route. This waterway ‘cab’ travels along each branch of the Chicago River. Why, it certainly assists commuters wishing to avoid the mayhem of traffic in the downtown area during rush hour! By the way, many people use the service for commuting (just in case you thought I was making it up)!
The stop you see in the photo above is the, “Chinatown Station”; notably distinctive with its Chinese temple-style architecture.
No need for cab hailing along this corridor! Regular stops allow for easy access about every 15 minutes. Don’t you just love this idea? No meter running, no delays; ah, save perhaps the odd duck family who is taking a rather leisurely morning jaunt down the watery thoroughfare! All aboard!