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    Cyburbian Seabishop's avatar
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    Commute Time

    How long are your average commutes? Any of you doing some real long hauling? This is the chance for all you hardcore planner types to tell us how you bike 5 minutes to the light rail line and work above the used record shop. Me - 30 minutes, moderate traffic.

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    This is really embarrassing.

    I live a 10 minute walk/5 minute bike ride from work or a 3 minute drive, and I drive almost everyday as I need my car for work.

    If I worked with tranplanner my house would be considered a prime parking space, but I live in a small town where you are expected to drive.
    Too lazy to beat myself up for being to lazy to beat myself up for being too lazy to... well you get the point....

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    7 minutes door to door drive and I do carpool (ok - with my husband who works in the same building).

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    30-40 minutes (faster in the morning). Mostly Interstate. Friday afternoons are awful with all of the Massholes and tourists clogging up I-93. I'm now up to 6 differnet routes between home and work to compensate for traffic.

    Still better than my old job which was an hour commute (state roads, no highway). Even when I was staying with my then-girlfriend (now wife) in Maine, my commute to my old job was an hour. Yes, my job was the mid point between my girlfriend and home for over a year.
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    Cyburbian el Guapo's avatar
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    10 minutes tops.

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    I live exactly 12 miles from work but it takes me about 40-50 minutes, no highway driving. Typical south Florida traffic from hell. A consultant recently told our commissioners that if this continues, we will all be carrying a microwave in our car.
    However, our offices will be moving in about a year, and I will be less than 10 minutes from work!

    Before moving here, I took the train to work and loved it.

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    Wheeeee!!!

    25 minutes, reverse commute.
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    35 minutes if I leave by 600am
    50 minutes between 600am and 630am
    60 minutes after 630

    always about 50 minutes on the way home.

    It is the Dc metro area.

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    2 minutes... 1 minute, 30 seconds if I speed.
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    Normal day:
    5-7 min walk from apt. to commuter rail stop.
    20-25 minute train ride.
    3-5 walk from station to office.

    If late for train or train is running late:
    7-10 minute walk to bus stop.
    5 min bus ride to Orange Line (subway).
    25-30 minute subway ride.
    5-7 minute walk from subway stop to office.
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    20 mins, reverse commute

    This seems short to me as I used to do 1 hour each way last year. The old route was much more scenic though - coastal roads, sea views. It was more fun too - lots of hills and few passing opportunities unless you knew the road really well... Now it's motorway most of the way. Boring.

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    20 minute reverse commute, up to 45 minutes when snowing heavily.

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    I work from home, but when I do have to go to one of the offices, it takes me 20 - 25 minutes to drive there.

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    55 minutes by public transit...

    Once a week I drive (carpool) in with a hockey buddy. Then it only takes about 40 minutes.

    I liked the 10 minute walk I had at my old job. Shame the job sucked though!

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    Five minutes. Now that I have moved out into the country that commute is nearly double the 2 minutes it took when I lived just outside our downtown. Still, that is a small price to pay for getting out from all that congestion.

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    It takes about 20 minutes coming and going- although after the installation of those pesky lights for the I-10 entrance ramps, and our huge problem with red light runners, it can take up to 40.
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    45 minutes to 1.5 hours to drive 13 miles depending on traffic. No route to bike it or I would.

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    Originally posted by statler
    Normal day:
    5-7 min walk from apt. to commuter rail stop.
    20-25 minute train ride.
    3-5 walk from station to office.
    Man, I wished I lived in Boston.

    NHPlanner: I can't believe that in almost 30 years of living within 10 minutes of Mass I've never heard of "Massholes." It will pepper my conversations from now on. But I still wish I lived in Boston.

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    20 min if i get on the road at 7:30 14 miles most of it on I66 but the real buck is spent on chain bridge road *read stop and go burb hell*

    going home if i walk out at 4:30 it takes 35 min, if i leave at 4:35 it can take 45 or longer

    now if it rains those number go out the window. i hate to see what it will be like here when the snow flies.

    oh yes and mine is all reverse commute.
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    The old job: 12 to 15 minutes.
    The new job: 25 to 30 minutes.
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    In to Boston

    12 minute car ride to station
    40 minute ride on commuter train to Back Bay Station (sleep, read, whatever)
    10 minutes on T to my office

    Same thing in reverse on the trip home.
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    10 miles, 15-20 minutes door-to-door. Unless there is an accident on the freeway.

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    Last Job: 5 minute walk
    Current Job: 5 minute drive (+ 5 minutes to scrape the windows in the winter)

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    1.25 hours/ on average, but I do commute. It was 1 hour when I started 2 yrs. ago. That's Northern Virginia for ya!

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    Originally posted by pandersen
    (5 minutes to scrape the windows in the winter)
    Hey, and do I get to count the time I spend going out to turn on the car to warm up whilst still in my jammies? This even precedes the de-icing of the windshields (or occasionally door handles). Sheesh!

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