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Old 06-26-2016, 09:56 AM
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Hi all,

I just posted a similar request in the Renting forum, but it applies to finding a new job as well.

The question is: What resources have you used to measure commute times before considering a new job? Especially when having to travel to a new area of the city, it's difficult to predict how bad traffic can get.

The situation might be: I am looking for a new job, but companies are spread around the city. One of my biggest concerns is commute time between work and home. I know these times can be highly variable, depending on time of day, day of week, the alignment of the stars, etc

For example, created a mockup that might make things more clear: http://i.imgur.com/xu5zBol.png. I want to know how long it would take to get from the Starting Point to the Destination at different times of the morning during the weekday.

What research have you yourselves done? What did you use? Were you satisfied with the results?

Iíve searched myself, but I canít find anything that allows me measure commute time between two points over a period of time.


P.S. I joined City-Data yesterday, so my link won't show up yet. You'll have to copy and paste.
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Old 06-26-2016, 05:20 PM
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Google maps will let you set time of day in determining travel time. Add on some extra time for accidents or beach traffic or whatever.
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Old 06-27-2016, 06:03 AM
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I also use Google Maps to measure commute times. Click on the directions tab (upper left of map) and enter your home address, and then enter the employer's address (if you have it). Google will give you the estimated driving time. There is also a walking option. If you live in a city and take buses or subways, well you would then need the bus/subway schedules to determine the commute times.
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Old 06-28-2016, 06:02 PM
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i've used google maps as well- you can select your arrival (or departure times) and i've found it to be pretty accurate.
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