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Old 06-20-2007, 10:27 AM
 
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If one were to live in Denver proper (LoDo for example or any other residential area within the city) but work in Aurora or visa versa (live in Aurora, work in Denver), how great of a commute could one expect?

Is public transportation adequate or is a car a necessity for such a commute?
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Old 06-20-2007, 10:45 AM
 
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It really depends on exactly where you are coming from and where you are going. The two cities share a border so you could be looking at a couple of minutes but the two cities are also massive so you could be looking at an hour. To get from Lodo to the center of Aurora would take about 20 minutes. Areas of Denver closer would be shorter, areas farther would be longer. Of course the commute to Denver would generally take longer then the commute to Aurora.

Public transit could be adequate, but again it depends on where you are. If you are lucky and on that super fast bus line then it is adequate, if not you are out of luck. I've never found Aurora to be a very transit friendly city so I wouldn't hope for much but you might get lucky.
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Old 06-20-2007, 10:47 AM
 
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It really depends on exactly where in Denver and where in Aurora. Aurora stretches literally across three counties, and your route would vary dramatically depending on where you're going.

But, just as an example, let's say you lived in LoDo and worked at Fitzsimmons. That's probably between 15-20 minutes one way depending on traffic. That's assuming you took I-70 as your commuting route.

Aurora - LoDo would be a little longer since there's a lot more traffic entering downtown than leaving on a workday.
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:35 AM
 
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Is there a train system in place? I think you call it the Ligh Rail or something?

Are your commuter choices only car or bus?
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Old 06-20-2007, 11:41 AM
 
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Light Rail does exist between Denver and the southern suburbs on two lines: the southeast and the southwest line. Aurora currently has one station as part of the EXISTING light rail, which is the Nine Mile Station which is near Parker Road and I-225. (This would be at the southwestern corner of Aurora near its border with Denver.)

There is a massive construction project called FastTracks to build new rail lines in all directions, which will serve the suburbs to the north and west. However, construction is expected to take a long time, and these lines are expected to come into use between 2013-2016. So, that's something more for the distant future.
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Old 06-20-2007, 08:59 PM
 
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I agree with tfox and xxman777, look at where in Aurora you would be commuting to or from
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Old 06-24-2007, 12:34 PM
 
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Is there a train system in place? I think you call it the Ligh Rail or something?

Are your commuter choices only car or bus?
You might find this thread useful in regards to LightRail info - http://www.city-data.com/forum/denve...-question.html
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