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Old 04-18-2009, 08:01 PM
 
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Hello New Yorkers,
Is there any way I can drive to queens from new rochelle without paying for a toll booth. I'm looking for a way to avoid the toll booth b/c I will be driving my son to school in queens, come back home, go pick him up and come back home again.
thank
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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We just had a thread addressing this question: Leaving Long Island w/o paying toll

The consensus is that it really isn't worth the time or extra gas. If you can afford a car, you can afford a toll.
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Old 04-18-2009, 08:08 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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My friend makes the commute from Mamaroneck to Queens everyday, and it's really not that bad on the gas, so I'm sure you could spare the extra cash for the toll.
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Old 04-18-2009, 11:03 PM
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That's one hell of a trip to take to avoid the toll. You would have to travel on the New England Thruway/Bruckner Expressway -> the Deegan -> E.135th St. -> 3rd Av. Bridge -> E.128th St/2nd Av. -> 2nd Av. for E.125th St., which turns into the FDR -> FDR to E.63rd back to 2nd Av. -> take the entrance past E.60th for the Queensboro Bridge then to your destination inside the borough. Heading back you would have to take the Willis Av. Bridge instead of the 3rd Av and hit Bruckner Blvd until the entrance to the expressway. Not worth it.

Last edited by 009; 04-19-2009 at 12:01 AM.. Reason: MAJOR reroute
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Old 04-20-2009, 03:05 AM
 
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I disagree with everyone, I did this commute almost everyday from Queens to Washington Heights for almost a year, THEN I had to start communting a few months to the bronx instead.


It was totally worth it IF and ONLY if I had the time. IT took longer, but I absolutely saved money. While I used a bit more in gas, the Tolls actually cost me more than the extra gas that I used, so I definitely saved. So It all comes down to what you value most on that day..... Time, or Money


If its Time, take the Tolls
If its money, Take the Queensboro Bridge. IT sure saved me a heck of a lot of money... even with the traffic.
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Old 09-12-2010, 11:50 AM
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We just had a thread addressing this question: Leaving Long Island w/o paying toll

The consensus is that it really isn't worth the time or extra gas. If you can afford a car, you can afford a toll.
... and if you can't afford to run a public transit system, set it up so that you can consistently extort private-car drivers so that they fund it for you.

Bridges & Tunnels fare should be fixed at the cost of a Subway/Bus ride. If the drivers system costs WAAAAAY less to maintain, there is no reason we should be paying twice as much.

Especially for an area like (most of) Queens to New Rochelle where there is no adequate public transit. (would cost 3x the price and take twice as long).
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Old 01-14-2013, 06:11 AM
 
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I disagree with everyone, I did this commute almost everyday from Queens to Washington Heights for almost a year, THEN I had to start communting a few months to the bronx instead.


It was totally worth it IF and ONLY if I had the time. IT took longer, but I absolutely saved money. While I used a bit more in gas, the Tolls actually cost me more than the extra gas that I used, so I definitely saved. So It all comes down to what you value most on that day..... Time, or Money


If its Time, take the Tolls
If its money, Take the Queensboro Bridge. IT sure saved me a heck of a lot of money... even with the traffic.
I agree if one has the time the extra gas is cheaper than the cost of the tolls.
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