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Old 01-10-2008, 07:28 PM
 
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What is the average comute time to get to your job and what means of transporation do you use. If you had a choice would you pick publication transporation or drive your car and anybody have any commuting horror stories.
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Old 01-10-2008, 07:39 PM
 
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Maybe 5 minutes?
My feet.
No, it takes longer to drive.
Yes, I used to work in downtown Los Angeles and if I left the office at peak rush hour it could take me 2 hours to go 18 miles. Some guy decided to threaten to jump off a bridge one day and it took me close to 4 hours.
Can you guess how much I miss that job??
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Old 01-10-2008, 08:38 PM
 
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
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My commute time is 55 mins to 1 hr to go 57 miles in my Prius. I would love to take public transportation but it is not really an option.

I don't really have any commuting horror stories... the commute sucks when it snows. During the first snow of the winter there were people sliding off the road all over the place. I watched the car in front of me get hit by another car sliding on the ice. People drive like idiots in the snow.
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Old 01-10-2008, 08:42 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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My commute is about 30 miles and can total anywhere from 35 minutes to a little over an 1 hour depending on traffic conditions. Method of transportation is my '07 Yukon Denali.
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:04 PM
 
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depending upon how iffy the train/bus combination is being, it could take me 45 minutes to an hour.

this will all change if the governor of illinois doesn't stop being a douchebag.
it will take me longer.
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:40 PM
 
Location: Sanford, FL
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10 miles each way by car. 15 minutes going to work and 25 coming from.
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Old 01-11-2008, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Lake Forest, CA
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I bicycle commute to work nearly every day, at least 200 work days per year. My round trip commute is about 25 miles. The various routes that I ride to work and then back home are not always the shortest, but they are generally the safer routes with bike lanes and fairly light traffic around. I spend about an hour pedaling to work in the am, and about 45 minutes riding home in the evening. Yeah, it's a lot of time on the bike but I like it, a lot. There are some pretty good hills along the way that provide quite a workout, even for a 53 yr old guy like me. Gym, who needs a gym?

At work, they provide enclosed lockers outside for my bike, like a little locked garage! There is a locker room with showers in the building, along with clean towel service. What more do I need? All this, and I am the only person out of 600 who bike commutes on a regular basis year round that lives more than a mile from the office.

On the few days per year where conditions for bike riding are simply unsafe (bad winds, big rainstorms or smoke-particle pollution from brush fires), I can take a bus to work, about 20 minutes each way, for $1.25 each way. Yes, it is possible to get by without a car most of the time in my area.
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Old 01-11-2008, 01:27 AM
 
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Car - 13 miles - 45 minutes
Spouse - subway - 12 miles - 24 minutes
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Old 01-11-2008, 07:53 AM
 
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About 3 miles - I do two miles on the bus and one mile on foot. Average commute, without any unusual delays, is about 30 minutes.
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Old 01-11-2008, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Cold Frozen North
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I commute by car each day. 45 miles each way. Total of 90 miles. About an hour each way, sometimes less. Mostly all on expressways. I work from home 1 day each week.

Even if I had a choice (which I don't) I would still drive. Many times, on my way home I run errands and have to be able to go somewhere or change plans on a moment's notice. Going from suburb to suburb does not lend itself to mass transit. Besides, I don't like being around people I don't know.
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