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Old 09-15-2010, 12:03 PM
 
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Hey ,
I'll be moving to san mateo or redwood city I don't know which one yet. I live in Los angeles currently and the 101 and the 405 freeways are torture!!

How is the commute to sf from these cities by car? I can't imagine there as worse as L.A's traffic.

Is it worth it to take the caltrain instead? If so, is it safe during the night time on the train?

Thanks!
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Old 09-15-2010, 12:24 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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If you are commuting up to SF on I-280, you should not have any issues getting into the city. Traffic on 280 flows pretty quickly in the mornings. Parking in the City, on the other hand, can be quite expensive, especially if you will be working in the downtown area, so you might consider mass transit options.
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Old 09-15-2010, 01:45 PM
 
Location: South Korea
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Might be worth it to take Caltrain, but it does drop you off about a 20 minute walk from downtown SF where most offices are. It should be safe to take at night but outside of rush hour it runs only about once an hour which isn't very convenient.
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:18 PM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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It's definitely not worse than west Los Angeles. There is a little stickiness going through San Mateo, and some more as you approach the city. Otherwise 101 moves at the limit, thanks in part to Caltrain taking a lot of cars off the road. If you take 280, you'll rarely touch the brakes.
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:56 PM
 
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If you live in Redwood City just take woodside rd to 280, San Mateo 92 -280 both pretty reliable commutes.
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