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View Poll Results: Which of the following means do you use to get to work more than once or twice a year?
Car, single occupant 57 58.76%
Car, dropping off kids / family members on the way 7 7.22%
Car, riding together with family member who works at same place 5 5.15%
Car, riding as / driving a carpool 5 5.15%
Bus 16 16.49%
Subway / metro / L 26 26.80%
Commuter rail 12 12.37%
Taxi 8 8.25%
Walking 17 17.53%
Bicycle (non-motorized) 6 6.19%
Bicycle (motorized) 0 0%
Scooter 1 1.03%
Motorcycle 0 0%
ATV 0 0%
Snowmobile 0 0%
Motorized wheelchair (gas or electric) 1 1.03%
Telecommuting 4 4.12%
My business is at home 4 4.12%
Helicopter 1 1.03%
Boat / jetski 1 1.03%
Rolling down a hill 5 5.15%
Other 0 0%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 97. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-01-2009, 06:47 PM
Status: "Summer!" (set 19 days ago)
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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We have not heard from the people who roll down a hill. I could do this part of the way, but then I'd have to figure out how to roll up the hill to finish the commute.
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Old 01-02-2009, 10:09 AM
 
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Looks like were still car dependent
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Old 01-02-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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Looks like were still car dependent
I don't see that changing in my lifetime.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I live in NY and take the A train to my office job. I live right near the A which is like half a block from my office.

For my weekend job I take a commuter train that happens to have a stop near my apartment that is on the same line as the town where my job is. Great location!
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:19 PM
 
Location: The Rock!
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Little Rock

Car commute 6 miles both ways.
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Old 01-05-2009, 07:50 PM
Status: "Nobody's right if everybody's wrong" (set 26 days ago)
 
Location: New Albany, Indiana (Greater Louisville)
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What if you're unemployed?
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:11 PM
 
Location: outer boroughs, NYC
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In NY, some of the trains go above-ground. Most are underground though. But if you're riding where the train is elevated, you might say you're going to take the "el." I don't hear this too much though. You won't here many transplants calling it that. I've only heard it from some natives. Maybe because back in the 40s and 50s, many of the trains were above ground. It's mostly old natives who I hear that from. But still, most call it the subway or train. I hardly ever say "el," mostly train.
Yep. I don't think I've ever actually heard someone say "el", but I know the phrase from old books where they'll refer to the "Third Avenue El" and the like. I think if you threw that phrase around today, it would be confused with the L train...which, of course, is a subway.

I actually thought the Chicago 'L' was the 'El' until I lived there for awhile last year.

Anyway, I live in New York and take an express bus. I walk a block and a half to the bus, and then about three blocks to my office.
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:02 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Default Rapid Transit Bus

A little off topic but I'm curious if anyone here has had experience taking rapid transit bus? They are proposing a system in Westchester County, NY to go east to west over with the new Tappan Zee Bridge. There is one line in NYC that is near my place, but I've found it isn't that fast. They claim that the busses help to control traffic lights and people have to pay before boarding.

Any experiences?
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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philly - walking/taxi or sometimes the commuter rail to my jersey office

lol at boat/jet ski

helicopter?

someone here has mad cash (or in the armed forces)
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I'm going to have to carpool to work soon once I buy a house. I'm timid about this though. I teach in the south Bronx, and my co-worker/friend's car just got broken into this morning and got at least $1000 of stuff stolen out of the car. Not the first time teachers have experienced crime in this area. Just gotta be careful about it I guess.
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