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Old 11-01-2012, 07:34 PM
 
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Worst...

Rosemead to Irvine
I dunno how many miles
Hour and a half drive for a 2nd shift job starting at 2pm
Lasted all of two weeks

Best..my current commute
Downtown LA to Downtown LA
1.4 miles
Time depends on commute method
Walking : 25-30 min
Red Line + walking: 18 min
Driving: 5 min
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:53 PM
 
Location: Arvada, CO
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Worst:
Ridgecrest to Chino Hills, 2+ hours, lasted for two weeks (to honor a 2-week notice commitment; spent a lot of it couch surfing/in motels, but did actually commute it at least twice.

Rancho Cucamonga to Chino Hills, 35 minutes, it's either side-streets the whole way or weird freeway configurations, the best of which took me through LA County (both cities are in SB County).


Best:
Riverside to Corona. One exit. Could leave the couch at 4:52 to be clocking in at 5:00.
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Old 11-01-2012, 07:59 PM
 
Location: San Jose
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Worst:

From Melrose/Fairfax to near LAX, via Fairfax/La Cienega/405
Approximately 12 miles
30-60 minutes
7 years

Best:

Consultant working from home most of the time
0 miles
0 minutes
2 years
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Old 11-01-2012, 08:54 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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My best commute is my current commute, Oso and Antonio to the MacArthur exit off the 405, 20 minutes in the morning, 25-35 in the PM. (I had a 20 min commute in Huntsville,AL but that doesn't count on this forum.)

Worst commute was Thousand Oaks to Huntington Beach BUT my company paid me $50/day for gas and let me telecommute for two hours so my hours were like 6-12 drive home in the middle of the day and work 3-5 at home so the traffic wasn't that bad.
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Old 11-01-2012, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Guangzhou, China
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Worst:
Koreatown to Playa Del Rey to drop my ex off at school, then to work in Torrance
21 miles
1-2 hours, depending on traffic
1 year before I got a new apartment in Venice

Best:
Beverly Hills to Beverly Hills
0.0037 Miles
20 seconds
Little over a year as of now...
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Old 11-03-2012, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
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Worst:
Westchester to Westwood
about 8 miles
30 - 40 minutes
less than a year

Best:
Gardena to Torrance
about 5 miles
10 - 15 minutes
a few years
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:20 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood, CA
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Worst:
Valley Village to Century City
about 12 miles
50 - 1hr
less than a year

Best:
Van Nuys to Van Nuys
about 5 miles
10 - 15 minutes
2 years


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Originally Posted by K-Dawg View Post
wow reading this thread is a bit of an eye opener for me... i always hear you LA'ers complaining about traffic and commute times but from what you guys are saying here it doesn't sound like you got it that bad... i mean your so called "worst commutes" are better than most of our best commutes... i mean 70 miles 1.75 hours, 20 miles 1 hour, 72 miles 90 minutes... lol try driving in philly for a while, you guys will wanna rip your hair out, you'll only wish you were back in LA
Your post makes zero sense in regards to time. Like what were you trying to say? Anyway, most of these commutes would be 30 to an hour shorter if there was regular traffic. For instance, my 50 minute worst commute listed above, should be 25 minutes max given the distance. I've driven in Philly and it in no shape or form compares to LA traffic.
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Old 11-07-2012, 01:32 PM
 
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My worst was from 18 miles from Westminster to Irvine by bus or bicycle. I was a penniless student without any money for a car. Either way it was about 1 hour 45 min each way.

My best was from downtown Fullerton to west Fullerton.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:06 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Charles View Post
Worst commute was Thousand Oaks to Huntington Beach BUT my company paid me $50/day for gas and let me telecommute for two hours so my hours were like 6-12 drive home in the middle of the day and work 3-5 at home so the traffic wasn't that bad.
I wish I could get a sense of how often employers in the LA area offer these kinds of options. I certainly see frequent mention of 6:00 to 2:30 schedules or even better options like what you've mentioned. But I bet these are relatively rare exceptions.

Based on traffic history, though, it seems like there would have to be a lot of flexible scheduling to explain the surge in traffic that begins at around 3:00 p.m. every day. It can't just be school buses and students on the freeways
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:49 PM
 
Location: SFV
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Worst:

Long Beach to Culver City
26 mi ea way
1 - 2 hrs
A year or so

Best:

Northridge to Northridge
1.6 mi ea way
5 min
2.5 years
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