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Old 03-31-2007, 03:46 PM
 
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Is it possible to commute between Princeton and the Montclair/Glen Ridge area?
I'm getting conflicting information and I just need the cold hard truth. I think my husband is thinking that it will take him under 1 hour and I think it will be more like 1:30.....or worse. Give me best and worst case scenarios
Thank you!
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Old 03-31-2007, 03:52 PM
 
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There's no way you're getting from Princeton to Montclair in under an hour unless you're taking a helicopter or commuting at 2am.

Reality is, the only "direct" way out of Princeton toward Montclair is to head up Route 1 to the Parkway. If you're commuting during typical hours, you'll spend the better part of 45 minutes getting to the Parkway in Edison, and then an easy 45 minutes to an hour + getting to Montclair from there.

Getting home will be even worse.

Bob
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Old 03-31-2007, 05:29 PM
 
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Oy! Yeah that is a bad commute! I live in Montclair. My roommate works in Woodbridge, near the Route 1/Parkway interchange. It takes her 45 minutes to get there and she leaves early to avoid traffic. I can't imagine spending 45 minutes between Montclair and Woodbridge, and then STILL having to go all the way down to Princeton on Route 1!! Sounds like madness to me!
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Old 03-31-2007, 08:11 PM
 
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And, bear in mind that she's going against the main traffic pattern, so going the other direction would be even more painful...........

Bob
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Old 08-31-2007, 02:40 PM
 
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I teach at Westminster Choir College which is in Princeton. If I leave Montcalir at 6:30 am (and not after - not even by 5 minutes) I almost always arrive by 7:35 ish. When returning, if I leave before 3:15 the commute is just about one hour.
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Old 09-02-2007, 09:33 PM
 
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absolutely not. that will take you 2 hours. on a good day.

From Princeton you'd have to take Route 1 North (traffic disaster)
to either the Parkway in Edison and then to exit 150 ish
or the route 1 north to the turnpike (at 287) which is another traffic nightmare and the from there to exit 15W for 280

forgettabout it.
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Old 09-02-2007, 09:41 PM
 
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Take GSP to exit at Fwy 287 then take 287 to Turnpike down and by pass Rt 1, the 10 busiest route in the US!!! Don't get out GSP at Edison or Woodbridge, that may be shorter but take longer.
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Old 09-03-2007, 07:35 AM
 
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Unless you are driving to a train station and taking the train, this will most likely be closer to a 2 hour commute on most work days. It takes an hour on a weekend, when most of the state is still asleep! Throw in an accident or bad weather, and you're a disaster case. The train wouldn't be direct, but at least you can read a book or do work.
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