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Old 04-04-2012, 11:07 PM
 
Location: Tampa Bay
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Does anyone know of a site that could show accurate commute times around the triangle? Is google maps fairly accurate for the area?
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:14 AM
 
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It all depends on time of day and where you are going from/to.

For example. . . . If you tried to commute to/from my house (far south Raleigh) to/from my office (in RTP) at 8am or 5pm, it would take you a minimum of 45min. On a Friday, add more. When school is in session, add more.

However, I have shifted my work schedule by an hour (from 7am to 4pm) and have a fairly consistent 30-35 minute commute time because I can sneak in and out before the main part of rush hour.
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Clayton, NC
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Ditto NewUser.

If I try to leave my house in NE Raleigh to head to downtown Raleigh (about 11 miles) at 8am M-F on a school day I'm looking at a 30-35 minute commute. If it's raining, foggy, or there's an accident it could easily take 45. Make that same commute at 9am and it's about 25 minutes. On a weekend I can it in about 20.

My times were about the same when I commuted to RTP. That was before they extended 540 (when everyone was dumped off at 40) so it's probably a little better now.

Bottom line, it greatly depends on where you're going and when you need to get there.

Last edited by HomeHuntress; 04-05-2012 at 05:50 AM.. Reason: Added info
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:05 AM
 
Location: RTP area, NC
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if there is a snowflake or a raindrop sighted, traffic will slow down dramatically.

otherwise, it is pretty accurate.
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Old 04-05-2012, 06:46 AM
 
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Agreed with the above. If I leave my house at 8am, it's easily a 30 minute commute. If I leave before 7:30, I can make it to work in 20 minutes.
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:06 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Agree with all the above!

Mapquest will give you the mileage and the time. That is a start.

Vicki
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Old 04-05-2012, 08:17 AM
 
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I have found Google Maps to be extremely accurate. So what it says is the MINIMUM drive time. I can't think of when I have ever beat their estimates...or that of my GPS either (which is not as accurate, not very up to date).

The others are correct, it can depend on the time of your commute. I drive half an hour each way from Raleigh to Durham...add 15 minutes minimum if it is raining.
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