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Old 06-11-2010, 11:06 PM
 
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Hi Guys,

Just wondering how is commute from WC to SM and back during office hours? So let's say start from WC around 730 and return from SM say 6.

Appreciate any help. CHeers
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Old 06-12-2010, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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Id say 30 minutes each way. Sometimes longer.
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Old 06-12-2010, 10:01 AM
 
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30 mins tolerable - given I am somewhat used to LA scene! No seriously though, just want to get an idea how busy it can get on that route. I guess it would be 680 S?
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Old 06-12-2010, 11:41 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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You mean commuting between Walnut Creek and San Ramon, right? It would be 680, slow commute sometimes but not a horrible one. The worst traffic is south of the 580 interchange.
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Old 06-12-2010, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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30 mins tolerable - given I am somewhat used to LA scene! No seriously though, just want to get an idea how busy it can get on that route. I guess it would be 680 S?
Yes, if you are used to LA traffic, then this should be fine.
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Old 06-12-2010, 01:31 PM
 
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- 580 interchange is past San Ramon so I shouldnt be worried right?
- Not used to LA per se, I mean its not that I am looking for better than LA commute, I am looking for a decent commute. If it's slow sometimes that's fine just dont want to be stuck 45 mins or so daily one way that's what I mean. 25 mins is what I thought and every now and then if it goes to 35 so be it.

Thanks.
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Old 06-12-2010, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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Yup, 25 minutes in traffic is about par for the course, 15 with no traffic, 45 with heavy traffic. I used to travel that leg as part of my commute.
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Old 06-12-2010, 02:26 PM
 
Location: Los Altos Hills, CA
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- 580 interchange is past San Ramon so I shouldnt be worried right?
- Not used to LA per se, I mean its not that I am looking for better than LA commute, I am looking for a decent commute. If it's slow sometimes that's fine just dont want to be stuck 45 mins or so daily one way that's what I mean. 25 mins is what I thought and every now and then if it goes to 35 so be it.

Thanks.
Oh, okay.

Yes, San Ramon is north of 580 so you won't have to deal with that mess.

Also, to be honest, I would give myself a 45-minute window for each commmute period because that commute has been known to be stacked up due to tie ups. That way, if you plan 45 mins into your schedule, you wont be late-but usually 25-30 mins should be the norm.

Well, hope that helps.
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Old 06-12-2010, 02:34 PM
 
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"1. up, 25 minutes in traffic is about par for the course, 15 with no traffic, 45 with heavy traffic
2. usually 25-30 mins should be the norm."


Perfect friends - thank you. That's what I wanted to know. if the norm is around is 25 mins thats good.
Cheers, I will post an update (don't expect to start the commute until little later this year).
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