bigredmed1 wrote:My thought is that a market they will miss is the 5000 people working at UNMC who have cars and are going to need to get dinner, but will want to move their car from 45th and Leavenworth to somewhere closer.
Let's make this a real-life scenario.
You are parked at 45th and Leavenworth, you walk out the door at 5:00 pm, here are your options:
A) You can get in your car at 5:05 and it takes you 5 minutes to get to 40th and Farnam. You drive east on Farnam to find no open spots, turn around at Dundee Bank, drive west to find no spots. Turn left at 40th, head east on Harney and best case scenario find on street parking at 38th Ave. Your walk to Meatball is three blocks. It is now 5:20, stay there 35 minutes, walk back to your car and drive home to 93rd & Blondo. With traffic on your side, you get home at 6:20.
B) Uber picks you up at the door at 5:10 between putting in your request and waiting for them to show up. You get dropped off at the door of Meatball at 5:14, stay 35 minutes, get back to the parking lot and you're back home by 6:24. You've also spent $12 extra on transportation.
C) You walk to 42nd and Emile and the first bus to show up is the 15 at 5:08. You're in the door of Meatball by 5:13, stay 35 minutes, catch the 15 at 5:51, get off at 42nd & Leavenworth, walk to your car and you're home by 6:20.
D) You walk to Meatball, get there at 5:12, stay 35 minutes, walk back to your car and you're home by 6:25.
Which do you choose?
Honestly, after I put all the options together, I'd probably walk most often. And I'm surprised by how comparable they all are. I thought the Car would be fastest by a long shot and the bus or walking would take at least a half hour longer. Would never take the Uber. I'd drive if there's snow or its super cold and windy, and I'd take the bus when it's super hot.