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Old 01-23-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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Default Commute to Golden from Downtown

Hi-
I was wondering what the commute is like during peak times going to Golden in the morning from downtown then back downtown in the afternoon? (rough time estimates would be great)

Thanks!
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:33 PM
 
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Default It is a reverse commute

37.63 minutes
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Old 01-23-2012, 04:23 PM
 
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Its not that much of a reverse commute. But the time it takes really depends on exactly where you're coming from in Denver and where you're going in Golden. Traffic in Golden itself isn't bad, but you'll be sharing the road with people coming in and out of Lakewood and surrounding areas. Most of your delays will be leaving Denver proper in the morning and returning to Denver proper in the afternoon.
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Old 01-23-2012, 06:55 PM
 
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At 7-8 AM, 6E is pretty backed up every morning for miles.

Next year, there will be light rail service from Golden (Jeffco Building) to downtown.
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Old 01-26-2012, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Atlanta -Moved from Denver
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Depends on where Downtown. When I lived in the Highlands (26th & Federal) it took me 30 min if I took the back roads and only 15 min if I jumped on the highway. When I lived in Cherry Creek it was always around 45 minutes to an hour depending on traffic.
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Old 01-26-2012, 02:04 PM
 
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Thanks everyone! I am looking at apartments/condos either in the Highlands or the western side of downtown (Riverfront area). My work will be right off of I-70/Hwy 58 so I was thinking I'd take I-70 if traffic wasn't horrible. I'm chosing those areas to live because my roommate has a job downtown and we are both in our mid-20s and want to be around all of the downtown entertainment (bars, sports, etc). Somewhere halfway Golden and Downtown would be nice (possibly Belmar) but I don't know if it'd be worth it if we're constantly going downtown for ball games and for the nightlife.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:55 AM
 
Location: Atlanta -Moved from Denver
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Naa, at your age stick with being close to downtown! I loved the highlands! My work was right off of Hwy 58 as well. I-70 is easy as you will be going against the traffic. When I didn't want to bother with the hwy (if I drove my old Land Cruiser) I would just drive on 32nd out there.
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