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View Poll Results: How do you get to work
Walk 5 6.02%
Bike 5 6.02%
Drive/Carpool 37 44.58%
Bus 5 6.02%
Subway/Train/Light Rail 23 27.71%
Taxi 0 0%
Combination 6 7.23%
Other 2 2.41%
Voters: 83. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 06-07-2009, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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In big cities like NYC, Philly, DC many people go by subways. However if it's in the country by car. Hence, I go by car to work.
You can add Atlanta to that list. Over 300,000 a day here commute by subway.
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Old 06-07-2009, 06:13 PM
 
Location: Hell's Kitchen, NYC
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Does the city plan on building more lines?
Yeah, last I heard they've been approved, they just need to get them done.
http://metrosolutions.org/go/site/1068/

Unfortunately, I'm one of the few people who actually has access to the line. (Downtown, Midtown, Montrose). It definitely needs more coverage, and I wish they would have built heavy rail or raised track (you've gotta start somewhere), but ridership is not bad at all (much higher than expected) and it serves me pretty fine when I need to go to work or to a doctor's appointment.
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Old 06-07-2009, 08:51 PM
 
Location: Tucson AZ & Leipzig, Germany
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I bike commute every work day, except for 3 or 4 days each year when the weather might be really nasty to make it unsafe. It makes the day seem so much better. How many people can say they enjoy their commute to work?

Side note, looking at the poll results, roughly half the people who replied use some means besides one driver in one car to get to work. Can you imagine if this ratio could be transferred across our entire working population? We are a long ways from that but it sure would make a dent in a lot of our energy problems, CO2 into the air and a huge list of other issues if half the commuters in America could figure out how to get to and from work without a car.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:44 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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I bike commute every work day, except for 3 or 4 days each year when the weather might be really nasty to make it unsafe. It makes the day seem so much better. How many people can say they enjoy their commute to work?

Side note, looking at the poll results, roughly half the people who replied use some means besides one driver in one car to get to work. Can you imagine if this ratio could be transferred across our entire working population? We are a long ways from that but it sure would make a dent in a lot of our energy problems, CO2 into the air and a huge list of other issues if half the commuters in America could figure out how to get to and from work without a car.
Actually, I like driving to work in my car. I spend the time in the morning listening to the radio and thinking about the day ahead and gathering my private thoughts together alone. The morning commute is relatively pleasant, but the mid-afternoon drive home isn't quite as enjoyable. I am one person who definitely prefers driving by car to mass transit.
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Old 06-08-2009, 04:56 AM
 
Location: Chicago
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I use Transporter Room Three.
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Old 06-08-2009, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Take the commuter rail into South Station, then I usually take the subway to my office building. However, if I've got time and it's a nice day, I will walk (about 1.5 miles) through downtown and the Common and into Back Bay. It's a beautiful walk and if I could do it, I would walk to work every day.
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Old 06-09-2009, 04:24 PM
 
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Walk 2/3 mile each way from home (and back and forth for lunch) year round even when it's 115.
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Old 06-10-2009, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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If I didn't have to drive across town to work I wouldn't need the car, its the only reason I still need it.
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Old 06-11-2009, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Springfield VA
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Actually, I like driving to work in my car. I spend the time in the morning listening to the radio and thinking about the day ahead and gathering my private thoughts together alone. The morning commute is relatively pleasant, but the mid-afternoon drive home isn't quite as enjoyable. I am one person who definitely prefers driving by car to mass transit.
Yeah me too. I don't know I feel like I'm in control when I'm driving. So yeah I much prefer to drive. Also I'm always running late and hate going by someone else's schedule which why I can't do things like carpool or take the bus. Well I'd just keep missing the darn bus. I remember one cold morning missing the bus three times. Funny I was literally in the street chasing after a bus and a stranger gave me a ride to work. I thought I'd be late but I was right on time. Funny how things work out. Yes yes I should've left the house earlier to catch the bus and when I missed should've just waited for the next bus but I was cold so I went back to the house.
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Old 06-12-2009, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Jersey City
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7 minute walk to the PATH subway station
18 minute PATH ride
10 minute walk to the office.
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