Where am I?
Xavier! You're in Albany Park!
Let's Google Map It!
This is the train station that you are standing in front of, 4755 N. Kimball Ave.
Albany Park is a community area and a neighborhood
The community area has three neighborhoods
and Albany Park
In the Community Area of Albany Park there are four train stations and two of them run through the neighborhood of Albany Park
The Kimball and Kedzie brown line stops are considered Albany Park Below you can see their popularity
But those two stations don't sufficiently serve the neighborhood.
Think about this...
8.2% of residents have an income of less than $10,000
So let's be generous and say that the average income is $30,000 in Albany Park...
Is that enough for majority of residents to comfortably buy a car and pay for gas?
Even if one can afford the car itself, what about the near weekly gas cost?
Due to low gas prices let's say you find gas for $2.50 per gallon
Your car holds 16 gallons of gas but those 16 gallons only last about a week
That's $40 for a full tank of gas each week
Which for a whole year is about $2,100
15% of your salary would be spent on your car if you made the avg. and that doesn't even include any maintenance on the car
That's why public transportation is so widely used