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Old 08-30-2010, 10:36 AM
 
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We've expanded our search for a new home as we move to Alberta and wondered about Cochrane. My wife and I will be both working in downtown Calgary. Does anyone on this board do the Cochrane to Calgary commute? What is it like? How long to downtown? What about winter?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Dale
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Are you parking downtown, or taking the train? As has been mentioned, parking downtown is expensive if not provided by your employer. In the $500-800 a month or more expensive world.

If you're driving all the way in, I would count on a minimum of an hour and a bit, depending greatly on time of departure.

A zero traffic drive from downtown to the base of the hill would take around 40 minutes.

Add traffic/accident/weather and you can adjust your range accordingly

If you're taking the train from the end, it is about 20-30 minutes to the CTrain line, and then about a 25 minutes on the train.
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Old 08-30-2010, 08:29 PM
 
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Are you parking downtown, or taking the train? As has been mentioned, parking downtown is expensive if not provided by your employer. In the $500-800 a month or more expensive world.

If you're driving all the way in, I would count on a minimum of an hour and a bit, depending greatly on time of departure.

A zero traffic drive from downtown to the base of the hill would take around 40 minutes.

Add traffic/accident/weather and you can adjust your range accordingly

If you're taking the train from the end, it is about 20-30 minutes to the CTrain line, and then about a 25 minutes on the train.
I didn't realize parking was that expensive. My wife will most likely drive as she has been given a parking subsidy. At those rates I may take the train.

Thanks for your help.

Dale
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Old 08-31-2010, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Calgary Parking Authority

Calgary Parking Authority Rates.

They're the city owned company and they run from $360 to $465 per month, but all of the lots have waiting lists.

Imperial Parking is the other major company.

For transit information www.calgarytransit.com is really good, and they have journey planners as well.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Central Alberta
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The Calgary Herald had a list, Calgary is #14 in the WORLD. #1 in Canada.


COLLIERS INTERNATIONAL | Parking In Canada Is Not Getting Any Cheaper as Rates Continue to Climb according to Colliers International's Annual Report
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Old 09-02-2010, 04:55 PM
 
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The road between Calgary and Cochrane can be kind of scary in the winter. The last time I drove to Cochrane there was a snow storm with cars in the ditch and it was May - I was on my way to a golf tournment! Unfortunatly I can't say how long it takes to get downtown as I used to commute from Calgary to Cochrane in morning rush hour which is against traffic.

Cochrane is a beautiful city and a very nice place to raise a family - lot's of people commute to downtown Calgary everyday. If I had to guess on the best day 45 minutes on the worst 2 hours ?? Mind you if there was a storm you could drive to the Crowfoot LRT station and take the train - would only take about 20 minutes to get to the train from Cochrane
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Old 09-05-2010, 01:05 AM
 
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I would check google, but i'm pretty sure there is a shuttle service to/from downtown.
Southland Transportation

There's the link. A good option too might be a park and ride, and riding a bike from somewhere like Edworthy Park? Don't know if you're into that..

I know the crowfoot train station fills up early, so you would want to research that as to when it (the parking lot) fills up in the morning.
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Old 03-12-2011, 06:43 PM
 
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What about cochrane south on the 22 then east on glenmore to chinook center?
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