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Old 02-28-2013, 09:13 AM
 
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Does anyone have insight on what a commute from Stamford to the Bronx would be like? My schedule vaires, but I usually need to be in around 10 and leave around 4-5. I cover the entire borough so I'll be going to different areas of the Bronx each day. Driving is my only option because I need my car to travel around the Bronx once I'm there. Any insights or recommendations will be very much appreciated!
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:17 AM
 
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Painful! I wouldn't recommend it.
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:35 AM
 
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Haha! I appreciate the honesty!! How painful?? An hour? More? Is it a long but predictable commute?
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Old 02-28-2013, 09:40 AM
 
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Seeing that you don't have to drive through Norwalk/Stamford, I don't know that it will be THAT bad.

Tomorrow morning around 9 am, look at Google Maps Traffic along your route. That should give you a good idea about how tough it will be.

That said, coming home will be a lot worse than going in.
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Old 02-28-2013, 10:14 AM
 
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Haha! I appreciate the honesty!! How painful?? An hour? More? Is it a long but predictable commute?
Morning's shouldn't be terrible. Some delays but doable.

Going home can be absolutely awful at times. Just getting through Greenwich and part of Stamford can take forever.

Also, parts of the Bronx can get especially nasty too.
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:22 AM
 
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It depends where in the Bronx you need to be at 10am. If it's the north Bronx, Throgs Neck, Morris Park, it really wouldn't be a bad morning commute -- maybe 40 min. If you need to be down near Manhattan, South Bronx, etc it'll be longer with more traffic. The drive home would be worse, though. Northbound 95 at 4:30pm in the Bronx, Westchester and Greenwich/Stamford is not pretty, and I can't imagine the Hutch/Merritt is much better at that time.
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Old 03-01-2013, 09:42 AM
 
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I don't think Stamford is more than about 20 miles from the tip of The Bronx at I 95. if you get to know some shortcuts you could take in The Bronx and Westchester you could at least avoid sitting in traffic on the highways
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Old 03-01-2013, 12:18 PM
 
Location: Coastal Connecticut
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I don't think Stamford is more than about 20 miles from the tip of The Bronx at I 95. if you get to know some shortcuts you could take in The Bronx and Westchester you could at least avoid sitting in traffic on the highways
What shortcuts? There are barely any parallel routes. Route 1 is not a good detour.
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Old 03-01-2013, 04:18 PM
 
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true but there is the HRP, 287 to take him back to I 95, and in The Bronx he's got Pelham Pkwy/ E Tremont as an alt to the Cross Bronx, numerous E-W roads and NS roads when the expressways get backed up since he says he's going all over The Bronx.
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Old 03-01-2013, 06:43 PM
 
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May the god of patience be with you. lol

Depending the location within the Bronx, you might want to consider commuting via Metro North.
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