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Don't work / work from home 7 votes (9.59%)
Less than one hour 57 votes (78.08%)
Between one and two hours 7 votes (9.59%)
More than two hours 2 votes (2.74%)
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How long is your commute?
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skalie
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Jan 23, 2007, 12:18 PM
 
I don't think this topic has been done already this year yet, but I'm looking at a position 100km away which means either borrowing the money to buy a car or over two hours one way on public transport.

Help me put this into perspective..
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 12:19 PM
 
I walk 5 minutes to my job.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 12:19 PM
 
15 minutes by car.

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skalie  (op)
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Jan 23, 2007, 12:21 PM
 
Wow, two answers before I got the poll sorted properly.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 12:21 PM
 
In the morning: 10-15 minutes depending on traffic
On the way home: 20-30 minutes depending on traffic

I think you need more options on the bottom end. Less then an hour is going to cover 90% of people.

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Jan 23, 2007, 12:22 PM
 
Yeah, I find the traffic on Uranus tougher in the evening, too.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 12:26 PM
 
there's no option for less than 15 minutes, but that's what it usually is. I also am driving a little later than most (10-6 schedule) so there isn't as much traffic usually.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 12:27 PM
 
Originally Posted by skalie View Post
I don't think this topic has been done already this year yet, but I'm looking at a position 100km away which means either borrowing the money to buy a car or over two hours one way on public transport.

Help me put this into perspective..
How long would it take you to drive?
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 12:27 PM
 
I can get door to door in 17 minutes if I catch the subway right away.

I won't take a job where the commute is more than 30-40 min on way.

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Jan 23, 2007, 12:29 PM
 
15-20 min by bicycle
30 min by car
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 12:30 PM
 
20 seconds by foot.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 12:30 PM
 
10 mins by train, 40 mins by walking, 15 on bike.

Anything more than that I'd quit.
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Jan 23, 2007, 12:32 PM
 
15-20 minutes walking or 10 minute car journey
we don't have time to stop for gas
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 12:32 PM
 
7-12 minutes all dictated on the stop lights.
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skalie  (op)
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Jan 23, 2007, 12:35 PM
 
Originally Posted by Turias View Post
How long would it take you to drive?
Over an hour
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 12:40 PM
 
0 hours/minutes. I'm self-employed (art director) and work from home.

Skalie, you should separate these two: don't work/work from home… though sometimes that can be true they're clearly different.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 12:46 PM
 
Around 20 minutes.

Three miles to the highway and then 10 miles on it to get to work.
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Jan 23, 2007, 12:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by Lateralus View Post
Around 20 minutes.

Three miles to the highway and then 10 miles on it to get to work.
Blimey, empty roads then!!

about 20-30mins on a motorcycle depending where I'm working each day.

otherwise it would be 40-70mins on public transport and 4x the cost.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 01:06 PM
 
9 miles. Between 20 and 30 minutes since it goes through residential areas and there is always a section that's 15mph for school kids.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 01:08 PM
 
3.75 miles away... 12-15 minute bike ride (traffic), or 5-10 minute drive by car.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 01:13 PM
 
I've done the three-hour public transportation commute. It sucks. And I don't know how public transportation is where you live, but around here, it's unreliable enough that I was always missing my connecting rides and having to call a cab after all.
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Jan 23, 2007, 01:13 PM
 
I drive about 10 minutes to work.
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Jan 23, 2007, 01:15 PM
 
6-7 minutes.

I prefer living close to work, even if it means paying more for housing.

Driving 1 hour to work and back is spending 19 days per year in traffic ? WTF ?

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Jan 23, 2007, 01:17 PM
 
less than 2 miles, can be in my office in less than 5 minutes easily.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 01:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by turtle777 View Post
6-7 minutes.

I prefer living close to work, even if it means paying more for housing.

Driving 1 hour to work and back is spending 19 days per year in traffic ? WTF ?

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I know. I don't understand these crazy people who have commutes over an 2 or 3 hours.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 01:17 PM
 
Originally Posted by Nivag View Post
Blimey, empty roads then!!

about 20-30mins on a motorcycle depending where I'm working each day.

otherwise it would be 40-70mins on public transport and 4x the cost.
Between my apartment and the highway entrance ramp three miles away, there's only 5 traffic lights. I'm usually able to time it well enough to where I only hit one or two of them. And the street is three lanes each way, so I'm able to keep the speed up regardless. The highway is a boring straight line and I'm usually able to pull 70-80 non-stop.
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Jan 23, 2007, 01:33 PM
 
My current commute is about 20 minutes by car, which is wonderful. I did spend one summer working 65 miles away from home; it took me a full hour to get there each morning and then another hour to get home again that evening. I loved the job, but the driving made the experience absolutely horrible.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 01:41 PM
 
10 minute drive.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 01:53 PM
 
~17mins one way via freeway. I also drive to a bunch of other places averaging 20,000 miles annually by car. I plan to move closer to work where it will be 10mins by car on the streets.
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Jan 23, 2007, 02:58 PM
 
5 minutes train, 8 minutes walk.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 03:00 PM
 
1:15 to 1:45 by car.
:35 total by plane.
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Jan 23, 2007, 03:02 PM
 
I commute to communtiy college.

30 minutes to ferry. 40 minutes on ferry. 15 minutes to college.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 03:09 PM
 
1 mile = 5-8 min. by car = 7 min. by bike = 20 min. by foot.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 03:10 PM
 
before we moved my dads commute was 3-4 hours each way using the highway. after we moved it was 30 mins, 60 mins depending on traffic. then the place moved house a few years after we moved and it went back to 3-4 hours each way. a couple months the place closed.
so now my dads commute is just walking up the stairs to his office (work at home) <mostly>


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Jan 23, 2007, 03:50 PM
 
15 minute walk normally for me but at the moment I am up in Fleet Street in London so it is the around an hour each way.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 03:54 PM
 
22 minutes walking or 8 minutes by vehicle.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 03:55 PM
 
I drive 25 minutes to school each way. When I need to my commute into NYC for work is 1:15 if I get a ride to the train station.
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Jan 23, 2007, 03:56 PM
 
with my car its only 20 minutes to the city. by bicycle it's 50 minutes but it's too cold for biking.

up till 3 weeks ago the countryroad was always empty but suddenly everyone's TOMTOM shows the road as an alternative route when trafficjams become too worse, so now it's getting clogged. A bad development.
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Jan 23, 2007, 06:24 PM
 
5 minute walk. Don't have any cars in my household anymore.
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Jan 23, 2007, 07:11 PM
 
I only have to go to school twice a week, but it's a little over 2 hours each way.

121 miles from my driveway to the commuter lot. then a 10 minute walk to class.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 07:40 PM
 
Oh yeah, my dad has a 1 mile drive/bike ride, and my mom has a 2 block drive/walk. Benefits of living in a small town.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 07:45 PM
 
Ten minutes by bike, 9 minutes by car.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 10:26 PM
 
35 miles. Usually takes me about 45 minutes.
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Jan 23, 2007, 10:39 PM
 
Wow, that'd be four hours out of your day, or 20 hours a week that you'd spend commuting.
I hope the money's great because could pretty much kiss your personal life good-bye.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 10:39 PM
 
15 min by car, between 40 and 50 min by bus.
     
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Jan 23, 2007, 11:10 PM
 
Originally Posted by mydog8mymac View Post
Wow, that'd be four hours out of your day, or 20 hours a week that you'd spend commuting.
I hope the money's great because could pretty much kiss your personal life good-bye.
You talking to me?

You might have missed that I only do it two days a week. And it is for school, so I am actually paying for it.

The other 5 days a week I rarely leave town.
     
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Jan 24, 2007, 04:03 PM
 
30 minutes by car
50 minutes by train & bike
40 minutes by bike

I usually ride everyday unless its too cold, too wet, or if I'm too tired. Then I will bike/train my way there.
     
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Jan 24, 2007, 05:36 PM
 
Less than 30 minutes by train when I do not have a moron as a train driver. Do not have a car. And next it is going to take over 11/2 hour.
     
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Jan 24, 2007, 06:38 PM
 
10-15 minutes

Live in the big city, work in the little city north of town, so it's traffic-free both ways.
     
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Jan 24, 2007, 07:06 PM
 
I go to school to put off finding a proper job. It takes me 8 to 10 minutes to get there by bicycle. I would probably be really whiny about it if it took more than about 30 minutes.

But I'm pretty whiny in general.
     
 
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