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Old 04-05-2012, 10:59 AM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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Sorry, didn't mean for my post to sound that way. It just makes me sad that people don't seem to like walking as much as they once did. Life has gotten too busy, I suppose.

I think if you check the data for our region, you will find more people commuting by foot and by bike than in the past, and of course the large numbers who use transit inevitably walk a good part of the way. There isn't published data on noncommute trips, but my sense is that more and more young people are making walking and biking to get places part of their lifestyle. Some of those are even busy folks, who find walking and cycling less of a hassle than the automobile.
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Old 04-05-2012, 12:48 PM
 
Location: The Port City is rising.
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:08 AM
 
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Reston, VA
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As for the commute, I'd say you are looking at 90 minutes each way. There is a park and ride near Target that takes you to West Falls Church, and then you take the Orange Line all the way in. My commute from that P&R to Rosslyn was routinely 60 mins each way.
I disagree with Lehuster's times - it won't take 90 minutes each way. I commute from South Reston to Federal Triangle (one stop past Metro Center). The Bus/Metro commute is usually about 65-75 minutes. Driving alone (GW parkway) 75-85 minutes. Driving with another person (I-66) 50-60 minutes.
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Old 04-06-2012, 04:00 PM
 
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I disagree with Lehuster's times - it won't take 90 minutes each way. I commute from South Reston to Federal Triangle (one stop past Metro Center). The Bus/Metro commute is usually about 65-75 minutes. Driving alone (GW parkway) 75-85 minutes. Driving with another person (I-66) 50-60 minutes.
Thanks, thats what I was thinking. Another friend who lived steps from RTC told me it will take 65-75 minutes to get to the metro center too.

Thanks to both of you for replying back.
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