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Old 10-17-2007, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Omaha, Ne
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No way, a 45 min. drive, seriously? I live in off of 75th & Pacific and get pretty much anywhere in the city in 20 min or so. I usually do not take interstate and am not a speed demon!!

This is so off subject from the original posters questions about Kearney, but I couldn't help but responding.
completely depends on the time of day
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:18 PM
 
Location: West Omaha
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Ok. The average commute in Omaha is not 45 minutes. Maybe if you're driving from 192nd and Q to Council Bluffs during rush hour.

My wife drives from the 192 and Q area to the med center in rush hour and it can take as long as 45 minutes if there are congestion problems. But that is an extreme commute in rush hour conditions...not the norm.

On the other hand, Kearney doe not have an average 15 minute commute time. You can be from one end of Kearney to the next in 15 minutes or less.

The numbers quoted MAYBE represent extreme commute times...not average.
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Old 05-13-2008, 12:59 AM
 
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Ok. The average commute in Omaha is not 45 minutes. Maybe if you're driving from 192nd and Q to Council Bluffs during rush hour.

My wife drives from the 192 and Q area to the med center in rush hour and it can take as long as 45 minutes if there are congestion problems. But that is an extreme commute in rush hour conditions...not the norm.

On the other hand, Kearney doe not have an average 15 minute commute time. You can be from one end of Kearney to the next in 15 minutes or less.

The numbers quoted MAYBE represent extreme commute times...not average.
Sorry, I guess I am always driving during rush hour in Omaha.
As for Kearney... 10 years ago, the commute was 7 minutes-or as some would joke- enough time for one cigarette. Now, it is longer with the addition of the additional people, traffic lights, anti-left turning medians and four way stops. Factor in wait time of traffic lights and parking and there is your :15. That is me, though, always the conservative. Yep, you could go from Menard's to Grandpa's steakhouse in 5 minutes, but when I would go into work (when I lived 13.5 miles outside of town), the longest part of that commute was actually in town, sitting at every single red light for :45 seconds. Dumb luck- should have left the house thirty seconds earlier or later. So, I concede to all the posters that disagreed. I was being too 'worst-case scenario'. Food for thought though...When I lived in L.A., I commuted 35 miles one way and rarely went over a thirty minute drive. (10 a.m.-post jam time). I won't remark on how long the way back home took, though! LOL
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Old 05-13-2008, 06:51 AM
 
Location: Central Nebraska
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Yes, I know what you are talking about. The lights on 2nd avenue are synchronized from the interstate to 16th street, so if your lucky you get all greens, if you're not you're sitting at all the reds.
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Old 05-13-2008, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Omaha, NE
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The average commute time in omaha is 17 minutes

From the elkhorn district to the other end of CB is about 23 miles, I doubt however that you would get a job in CB and live in elkhorn, lol..

Omaha is a big city, but the planners have done a tremendous job with their road network planning and most of the time you will be getting through pretty quickly, especially on the interstate..
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