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Chicago people...

Not sure how many of you read me, but here we go...

What are some key ways people commute within/into Chicago for work? If you can think of major places to place advertisements that would be noticable to a high-net worth commuter, where would they be?



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Dec. 21st, 2005 04:31 pm (UTC)
I'm not far from Chicago. The Metra system is pretty well used, the "L" is always popular as well. However, a good chunk of Chicago spends it time on the roads.
Dec. 21st, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC)
Chicago is a city that drives. Side of the highway signs are always good as the city that drives mostly sits in traffic. The is no advertising off lakeshore drive. For the non drivers advertisments on the "L' are a good way to advertise. Depending on the demographic will determine which L line you would want to advertise in.

I have not been on metra in years so I don't know if they have on board advertisments. What I can tell you is there is a certain population of loyal train riders from the burbs to the city. From mailroom folks to high powered siuts so side of the rail advertising may also be good.

For a price I could walk the loop in a sandwhich board on my days off. But only in the spring.
Dec. 21st, 2005 05:15 pm (UTC)
Lots of middle class suburbanites take the metra in every day. My best friend is one of them :)
Dec. 21st, 2005 05:37 pm (UTC)
That's good to know about Lakeshore Drive. A shame, because it leads to key neighborhoods I would want to reach. What are the key neighborhoods that people are commuting to? I was figuring the area around the Sears Tower, the Theater District, and Federal Center. Any other key spots I should be looking at?

Also, I would imagine parking garages are big due to it being a driving city, right?
Dec. 21st, 2005 05:53 pm (UTC)
Yes and no on the shame part. While it does lead to the different neighborhoods people are too busy looking at the lake or park to see an advertisment. It would not work the same way it would not work on the west end highway on the upper west side. I have been a chicagoan for years and still love my morning commute with the sun comming up over the lake. It is the best part of my day. More eyes will see an ad sign on the inbound or outbound kennedy (90) between Irving Park road and the Ohio St exit.
Dec. 21st, 2005 05:55 pm (UTC)
Parking garages are huge. Some do and some don't allow advertising. Also don't over look the Ravenswood area, Edgewater, Wicker Park, Logan Square and River West. That is where the trenier businesses are.
Dec. 21st, 2005 04:54 pm (UTC)
only Chicago people I know are messenger folk so you know how they get to work.

Dec. 21st, 2005 04:56 pm (UTC)
I was a bike messenger for years. at least in the sprin and summer.
Dec. 21st, 2005 05:00 pm (UTC)
the crazy ones are the ones who do it year round there.....
Dec. 21st, 2005 05:42 pm (UTC)
Does Chicago allow the kind of advertisments where it's on a building?
You know like in NY?
The large canvas adverts on sides of buildings?

Just trying to think of things.

Dec. 21st, 2005 06:17 pm (UTC)
Some but not many. You almost never see the type of advertising in downtown chicago that you would see in times square. All of Chicago downtown is is more like the finacial district. And with any luck that type of advertisment will nevr be allowed on or near Michigan Ave.
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