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Where to drive


From Lakeview to River North, and Hyde Park to the Loop, maximize your earnings by driving in areas with the most requests. Learn about Chicago hotspots, navigation tips, airports and more.

Suggested times and places to drive


Busy on weekdays (6am-9am & 4pm-7pm):

  • McCormick Place
  • The Loop
  • River North

Busy on weekends (5pm-3am):

  • Chinatown
  • Pilsen
  • Millenium Park
  • River North

Other Busy areas:

  • Wicker Park
  • Lakeview
  • Hyde Park
  • Evanston
  • Old Town

Navigating the city

Chicago can be confusing. Many streets have upper and lower levels, and there are alleys all over the city that appear in navigation apps. Top driver partners recommend driving around the city to familiarize yourself with the area. Here are a few tips to make the drive smoother:

  • If your rider is requesting from a lower street level, such as Lower Wacker Dr, or an alley, call or text the rider to confirm their location
  • Provide 5-star service by asking your riders if they have a preferred route
  • Look out for no stopping zones
  • Be cautious of bikers and avoid driving in the bike lanes

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