Taxi and Ridehailing Usage in Chicago

Data updates from the taxi and ridehailing trip records on the City of Chicago’s open data portal. The code to calculate monthly aggregates is on GitHub

There are notes throughout the page with relevant definitions and caveats, plus more info at the bottom of the page

Data available for taxis and ridehailing apps


Average time, distance, and fare

Tipping behavior

Ridehailing by shared status

Pickups by geography

Near North Side to Lake View, weekdays 4:00 PM–8:00 PM

Loop to O’Hare, weekdays 3:00 PM–6:00 PM

Taxi vehicle-based metrics

Additional notes

Some differences between the Chicago and New York datasets