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Old 01-26-2009, 08:46 AM
 
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Default Cypress to Medical Center commute

My husband and I are planning on moving to Cypress (77429 zip) in the next few months. He works from home but I am looking at taking a part-time job in the Medical Center. Can someone tell me what route would be best to commute into the Medical Center? Thanks!
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Old 01-26-2009, 08:55 AM
 
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Yikes! That's about the longest commute in to the Med Center. You'd probably go 290 to 610 to Fannin and take that in to the med center. By bus, you'd go to the Cypress Park-n-Ride, take that downtown, and then take the train to the med center.
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Houston
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That would be a long drive. What time will you be heading into work?
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:30 AM
 
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Not sure just yet what time I would need to be there but I would imagine sometime in the morning during rush hour. I hadn't considered the bus until it was suggested here but I think that would probably be the best option for me so I can at least get some work done while I am stuck in traffic. I know that Cypress is not the best place to commute from but we have family there and it is hard to turn down free childcare. Thanks for the quick responses!
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:33 AM
 
Location: Houston (Memorial) and Western NC
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Definately do the Park and Ride from there. At least you get some down/mommy time instead of beating your head against the steering wheel and avoiding near death for 90 minutes.
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Old 01-26-2009, 02:30 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I have lived on 290 before. The traffic was brutal. 90 minutes for one way sounds about right.

They need to do something with 290 real bad. The traffic is way too bad.
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Old 01-26-2009, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I have lived on 290 before. The traffic was brutal. 90 minutes for one way sounds about right.

They need to do something with 290 real bad. The traffic is way too bad.
they are about to do something about 290, but sadly it's going to get worse before it gets better.
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Old 01-26-2009, 10:06 PM
 
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I think it'll be at least 5 years before traffic on 290 gets much better. I spent two years commuting from Cypress to the Galleria and downtown. I moved after spending 2-3 hours a day in the car, and Med Center is even worse. I was shocked that traffic inbound started backing up just after 6:00AM. Returning home, it was rough between 4:30 and 7:00. Unless he's got a very flexible schedule, I'd look at other areas. I like Cypress, but you are talking about one of the worst commutes in the Houston area.
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Old 01-27-2009, 11:28 AM
 
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If you are looking for a nursing job or something in the medical field, maybe you can look into some of the other hospitals in Houston for something closer. Is that a possibility for you?
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Old 01-27-2009, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Houston
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I think it'll be at least 5 years before traffic on 290 gets much better. I spent two years commuting from Cypress to the Galleria and downtown. I moved after spending 2-3 hours a day in the car, and Med Center is even worse. I was shocked that traffic inbound started backing up just after 6:00AM. Returning home, it was rough between 4:30 and 7:00. Unless he's got a very flexible schedule, I'd look at other areas. I like Cypress, but you are talking about one of the worst commutes in the Houston area.
A few years ago I was commuting from Cypress to the Galleria area as well and the commute was just too much for me. I moved Uptown as soon as I saved up enough money. Now my commute is 15 minutes.
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