[yapc] Rental car: nice to have, or just a nuisance?

Joshua McAdams joshua.mcadams at gmail.com
Sat Jun 7 17:31:08 PDT 2008

Agreed.  If you have a lunch excursion that is going to delay you
getting back to campus, take a cab instead.  The handful of cab rides
will be considerably cheaper and less hassle than trying to keep up
with a car.

On Sat, Jun 7, 2008 at 6:24 PM, Shawn Carroll <shawn.c.carroll at gmail.com> wrote:
> Ditch the car. Most anything you want to see or go will be accessible
> via the el or bus.
> On 6/7/08, Trey Harris <trey at lopsa.org> wrote:
>> In 2006, I didn't have a car, I flew into Midway, and stayed at the Club
>> Quarters in the Loop.  I didn't miss having a car--it would have been a
>> nuisance, staying downtown--and the only time I even thought a car would
>> have been handy was when I missed a couple talks I wanted to see because
>> there were lunch excursions off campus that took too long by train.
>> Now I work at a company that's booked me a rental car just as a matter of
>> course.  Since it's covered, cost isn't really a factor, and I certainly
>> don't mind just parking it and leaving it, and still using the train when
>> everybody else does.
>> This time I'm flying into O'Hare and staying in the dorm.  My flight
>> arrives at 2pm on Sunday, and leaves at 12:30pm on Thursday, so traffic is
>> probably going to be about as good as it ever is.
>> So, what would folks recommend?  Cancel the car, or keep it just in case
>> it comes in handy?  (I haven't seen the answer to the question about
>> whether there's direct CTA from O'Hare, so I guess the answer to that will
>> help answer this.)
>> (And if I keep the car, do I need to buy new Chicago-area maps for my GPS
>> for this trip?  Its maps are about two years old.)
>> Trey
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