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Old 04-01-2016, 04:19 PM
 
Location: somewhere
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I think they do!

"Iíve been having a recurring dream. Iím driving down the 405 from Santa Monica to Irvine as traffic speeds up, slows down, or stops entirely, and Iím always in danger of being late. Then I wake upóand itís time to make the trip for real..."
Your LA Commute May Be Hazardous to Your Health

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Old 04-02-2016, 01:52 PM
 
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It's not worth it. Constant sitting is not good for your health not to mention the daily stress and time wasted.
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Old 04-02-2016, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Armsanta Sorad
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Harbor area here. It is quite a strain with LA's clogged up traffic most days. The best ways to avoid it is avoid the highways, but that's not always a guarantee.

If you sit in one spot all day, it can be stressful. Best way is try a different route.
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Old 04-02-2016, 02:02 PM
 
Location: TOVCCA
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It's not worth it. Constant sitting is not good for your health not to mention the daily stress and time wasted.
Usually, but not necessarily. A person can include exercise in the rest of their day. Most people spend much more time weekly in front of their TV than they do commuting. And stress is a purely individual experience. Traffic may even be used as a means to watch how we react to frustration and learn to adjust our expectations. And the time in the car can be used productively. See post #19.
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Old 04-03-2016, 02:54 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Usually, but not necessarily. A person can include exercise in the rest of their day. Most people spend much more time weekly in front of their TV than they do commuting. And stress is a purely individual experience. Traffic may even be used as a means to watch how we react to frustration and learn to adjust our expectations. And the time in the car can be used productively. See post #19.
Sitting in my car whether it be traffic or normal driving helps me cope with stress. So if anything, the more traffic the better
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Old 04-03-2016, 03:19 PM
 
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Old 04-11-2016, 07:00 AM
 
Location: So Ca
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"Four Easy Fixes for L.A. Traffic":

1) Pay your own way
2) Forget 9 to 5
3) Convert carpool lanes
4) Walk to school

(3 of these are not always an option here.)

Four easy fixes for L.A. traffic - LA Times
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:15 AM
 
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"Four Easy Fixes for L.A. Traffic":

1) Pay your own way
2) Forget 9 to 5
3) Convert carpool lanes
4) Walk to school

(3 of these are not always an option here.)

Four easy fixes for L.A. traffic - LA Times
All 4 are good ideas, except maybe walk to school.
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Old 04-11-2016, 11:26 AM
 
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You did it wrong unless you had to change jobs. No way in hell would I have got a job that far away from home. If you live far away it has to be METRO accessible or else. Also I would ask if I could work earlier hours. Maybe 7pm - 3:30pm/etc
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Old 04-12-2016, 12:04 AM
 
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I've lived here most of my life and the traffic still drives me crazy. Driving was fun for like a week when I got my license at 16 and then the traffic just made it super stressful. I used to live about 15 miles from work and even going eastbound on the 10 (way less traffic than 10 west -- there's no way I would ever commute from Pasadena to Santa Monica like some of those people) was too much for me to tolerate. With the way people drive here, my 6 mile surface street drive is about all I can take. A long time ago I had a 35 mile commute each way to a job I loved but had to quit because of the traffic which sometimes made it a 3 hour drive each way. Some other people can tolerate it though, not sure how but they do.
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