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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 01-06-2009, 10:10 AM
 
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Actually it's kinda funny that in Chicago even the subway lines are called "L"s by a lot of people.


Usually if I'm downtown and getting on the train I always say either the subway or the L depending on if i'm getting on a loop train or the red/blue line subway trains.

If I'm up north though and get on at Fullerton or Belmont going downtown I just say I'm jumping on the L....even though it immediately becomes a subway for the rest of the trip.
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Old 01-06-2009, 10:27 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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live in Atlanta and I take the train.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Minnesota
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I'm in rural Minnesota - Yesterday it was -27 when I woke up so I walked to work. The walk in Winter is a brutal .42 mile journey. When there is no snow on the ground, it's .24 mile across a field and it takes me about four or five minutes. The time is doubled when I have to stick to the roads.

Some days I am running behind schedule so I'll jump in my car and drive. That takes all of 45 seconds and this time of the year the thing isn't even warmed up.

I'm lucky but I did elect to find a place near work, to cut down on Gas and travel time. When I lived in Pittsburgh I took the Bus or Light Rail to work and had the ability at one time to take the incline down the Mountain Side on my way into the city. No Journey matches that one on a regular basis. Alas life on the Mountain top didn't last long - in Summer Kids cruising down the Avenue and their loud Stereos drove me out. The sound was horrible and vibrated the entire building. Nope, that there was noise pollution and I was going to have to move off of Mt Washington.

In Pittsburgh we were conditioned to use Public transportation. It was just the thing to do. That mostly ended when I had to leave town for work. For a short while I was able in Wisconsin to ride a Coach Bus into work. What a ride that was. I was a mile and a half from the Park and Ride so I would ride my bike to the Park and Ride. In winter I could walk across the Frozen Bay and catch the bus in the tiny town we lived in. No one where I worked was smart enough or resourceful enough to use pubic transportation. All 500 plus of them drove. Mostly SUVs. Real Green of them huh?

Well I'm no longer near any public transportation. A half hour drive to Staples and I could catch the Empire Builder to Seattle. Hey it's something.
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Old 01-06-2009, 03:25 PM
 
Location: Alpharetta, GA (North Atlanta Metro)
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If I'm not working at home I go into the city (Atlanta) to work. It can take anywhere from 35 mintues and longer to get there depending on how bad traffic is. I drive by mysef...
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:05 PM
 
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Houston - take the rail or walk.
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Old 01-06-2009, 09:13 PM
 
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I live in Southern NM and I divide my commute between walking and bicycling, depending on weather. This is extremely uncommon here - it's a car city, by far. There is a city bus that provides decent service, but I only live 1/2 mile from work so it would probably take longer to walk in the opposite direction to reach the bus stop and wait for the bus. It's an easy 15 minute walk and I consider it part of my daily exercise. Plus it's free.

I was a car commuter in a big city for too many years. I'll never do that again unless there's no alternative.
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