Chicago traffic: 'The Bean' 1 of Uber's top 5 most difficult pickup spots in US

Cloud Gate Chicago joins spots in New York City, San Francisco on Uber's list

ByABC 7 Chicago Digital Team WLS logo
Thursday, June 10, 2021
'The Bean' in Chicago one of Uber's top 5 toughest pickup spots in US
Ever find yourself waiting and waiting for a ride from "The Bean?" You're not alone.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Anyone who takes Uber knows there are some areas where it can be hard to connect with a driver.

The rideshare service released a list of the five hardest pickup areas in the country, and one of them is "The Bean" in Chicago's Millennium Park.

Uber said Cloud Gate is a hectic area, and it's tough for cars to pull over and get to customers.

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Whether it's summer or the middle of a snowfall, the Bean always has a shiny finish.

Uber said it's upgrading its app with more specific descriptions of where the rider is waiting to try to improve pickups.

The other most-difficult locations are Jefferson Square in San Francisco, Regency Hotel in New York City, Sherman Circle in Washington D.C. and Westchester Shopping Center in Miami.