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Old 01-25-2010, 12:37 PM
 
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How long does it take during the normal hours/rush hours/weekend? How is the drive in that area? Are people on the wheel nice or rude like ones in Los Angeles?
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:04 PM
 
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45 minutes to an hour, maybe a bit more. People are rude in an entirely different manner than in Los Angeles.
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:23 AM
 
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I'd say that 45 minutes is about accurate depending on how far you are from the freeway. Fridays seem to be less congested since the furloughs and if you're traveling home on east-bound 80 on friday afternoon in the summer or snow season (in tahoe) be ready for a slow-go with all the bay area people headed up. After living and commuting in L.A. and San Diego, Sacramento drivers still haven't accepted the idea of volume. They seem more panicky/uptight and I wouldn't expect any real improvement from the freeway culture in L.A. other than maybe a little less gunfire.
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Old 01-26-2010, 09:21 AM
 
Location: El Dorado Hills, CA
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Freeway culture?
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:25 PM
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I've lived in several areas in Rocklin, Roseville, and Lincoln and have been commuting to the the Arden and Downtown areas for nearly 8 years. It takes me about 30-40 minutes. As far as road rage I have not done enough driving in LA to be able to compare. I don't think it's not too bad.
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:01 PM
 
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30-40 minutes with no delays. There are so many types of drivers to to be able classify an entire commuting population as one type in my opinion, but like most california cities, they tend to drive fast rain or shine.
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:48 PM
 
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I live in Lincoln and work downtown (also park there). It is 1 hour - door to door - including my little walk to work from the garage.
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Old 11-13-2010, 12:56 PM
 
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How you can compare Roseville ,Rocklin, Folsom,Elk Grove ,El Dorado Hills god bad and best for live and best public kendergarden
and commute to Sacramento city to work
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Old 11-25-2010, 04:07 AM
 
Location: Sacramento CA area
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After 3 months of living in Rocklin, I'm starting to see some traffic trends. The morning commute doesn't seem too bad into either downtown Sac'to or points west (towards the Bay Area), except right around 7:30-8. Earlier and later are fine. However, the evening commute is consistently clogged up. If there's anyway for you to avoid I-80 between Greenback and the 65 split, learn the side roads and you'll save yourself 15-20 minutes/day. Unfortunately, it's tricky with the RR tracks cutting running along the the freeway - you'll swear "you can't get there from here" when you're just a few yards on the wrong side of the tracks!

For me, the more frustrating commute are the days I need to go down to Rancho Cordova. Sunrise southbound is a mess anytime in the morning, as is Sunrise northbound in the evening. Trying Hazel/Sierra College (a mile east of Sunrise) is equally frustrating. Clearly, this part of Sacramento could use a limited-access freeway type road, but clearly, that's not going to happen. Going N-S on the eastern side of Sacramento will always be a real ordeal.

But all of this pales in comparison to fighting the Caldecott, the Sunol Grade, or the Eden Canyon in the Bay Area.
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Old 11-25-2010, 10:44 AM
 
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Been there. Done that.


Best tip I can give is to check Sigalert.com before you leave home or work, and either take 80 or Sierra college/Hazel/50.

Neither is good, but generally if you get on 80 at Douglas, the 80 route is faster in the morning.

Oddly, it's been my experience that 50/Hazel/Sierra college is faster in the evening.
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