05-20-2013, 01:20 PM
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I'm just curious how far everyone travels to get to and from work and how much time they sit in the car to get to where they need to be.

me, I went from driving about 5 miles round trip and spending maybe 20 minutes in the car for almost 4 years to almost 50 miles per day and spending 1 1/2 - 2 hours per day in the car, in traffic. I really hate spending almost 10 hours per week sitting in my car while I'm not getting paid.

my solution: looking for a job that is closer to my house and/or something where the hours aren't 'peak' hours for traffic jams.

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 05-20-2013, 01:25 PM
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I live 3 miles from my office. My driving distance will jump to 5 miles once we get our house next month. I do go home for lunch each day so I actually make 2 round trips daily.

Currently:
12 miles / day; approximately 20 minutes / day.

Soon:
20 miles / day; approximately 30 minutes / day.

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 05-20-2013, 01:27 PM
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  • CRAusmus
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My commute is about 7 miles. I spend more time sitting at traffic lights than actually driving home...That's why sometimes I choose to do it on a bike. It actually takes about the same amount of time to bike it as it does to drive it.

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 05-20-2013, 01:32 PM
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Current travel is about 14 miles round trip for my summer position.

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 05-20-2013, 01:44 PM
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  • Teiste
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23 mile , which I can make in 20 minutes.

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 05-20-2013, 01:59 PM
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  • freddy
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When I was teaching I had positions in three different schools within the district. Luckily, I was never more than 5 miles from any of my schools so commuting was a breeze. Not too many teachers in a huge public school district like San Diego's has that convenience.

While I would have preferred taking public transportation, not one school was convenient to a bus stop and while a half mile walk was as close as I could get (one of my schools was over a mile from a bus stop) that simply wouldn't work during inclement weather and carrying books and other stuff. Also, in each case I would have to take convoluted bus routes involving transfers and waits that could bring a 6-10 minute commute up to an hour or more so at least if I had to drive I was close.

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 05-20-2013, 02:25 PM
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  • TexBilly
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Zero - I'm lucky enough to work from home. When I do have the need to meet people in the office, it's 10 minutes away..

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 05-20-2013, 02:44 PM
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California - Does not like Public Transportation.

I travel a little over 10 miles to work.

15 or so minutes on a Good Day. (Assuming I leave early (at or before 6:00am and work late at least until 8:00pm.)

25 to 30 minutes on a Bad Day. (Assuming I leave a little after 7:00am to go to work or if I leave at 5:00pm to go home.)

35 or more minutes on a Bad Day. (Assuming a multi-car wreck on the Highway.)

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 05-20-2013, 05:07 PM
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About 40 feet. I have worked from home for about 12 years. I could not imagine having to drive into the office again which would be about 16 miles and 35-40 mins. I actually don't like driving up to the store a couple blocks away sometimes.

However, there is a downside...I work longer hours

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 05-20-2013, 05:14 PM
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Currently I have a 7 mile commute. In the past I have commuted from Philadelphia to Wilmington (about 30 miles on Rt 95). It was normally about a 45 minute commute. Once a Tractor Trailer tanker truck hit a bridge and burnt. It was complete chaos and took me 3.5 hours to get to work.

A little longer commute has some benefits. You get time to wake up and enjoy a cup of coffee / tea and listen to your favorite morning programming.

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 05-20-2013, 06:31 PM
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Well, i am very fortunate!
8 kms one way, but i ride my bike which takes 25-30 minutes.
If i take our Skytrain, 5 mins.
i empathize with you lads who have to commute by car!

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 05-20-2013, 07:25 PM
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About 16km - 10 miles - each way.

Less than 10 minutes in the car.
About 25 minutes on the scooter.
Roughly 45 on a bike - unless I take the scenic route.

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 05-20-2013, 07:42 PM
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My commute is ~19 miles round trip and I spend about 40 minutes in the truck daily.

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 05-20-2013, 07:52 PM
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When I was working it was 12 miles and 20 minutes one way if the roads were clear, maybe 25 minutes if they were covered with snow and ice.

Now unless I'm helping a friend, I only work on my homestead. I'm retired.

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 05-22-2013, 05:54 AM
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I live about 18 miles from work. Since both my home and job are right off of the main highway around here, on a normal day it takes me about 25-30 minutes to commute.

But nice days in the summer can easily double that. Jersey Shore beach traffic can be killer. I'm seeing signs of it already. It may be a little less due to places still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, but a lot of them have made major progress towards reopening.

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 05-22-2013, 06:12 AM
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About 30km (~20 miles) from work - ~25 min. maximum on the main highway here. Cool

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 05-22-2013, 06:17 AM
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Fortunately, I take the train to work (20 min ride). I live about 1 mile (1.6 km) from the train station, which I walk to. Total time is about 45 mins, but I have a nice walk and read on the train.

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 05-22-2013, 06:19 AM
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(05-22-2013, 05:54 AM)taborcarn Wrote: I live about 18 miles from work. Since both my home and job are right off of the main highway around here, on a normal day it takes me about 25-30 minutes to commute.

But nice days in the summer can easily double that. Jersey Shore beach traffic can be killer. I'm seeing signs of it already. It may be a little less due to places still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, but a lot of them have made major progress towards reopening.

I can imagine.

ever been on 476 in PA? That's where the majority of my travel to/from work is, and it's a total PITA during rush hour. I actually wouldn't mind working 25 miles or so from my house if I had hours that didn't require me to drive during peak traffic hours.

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 05-22-2013, 06:48 AM
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(05-22-2013, 06:19 AM)andrewjs18 Wrote:
(05-22-2013, 05:54 AM)taborcarn Wrote: I live about 18 miles from work. Since both my home and job are right off of the main highway around here, on a normal day it takes me about 25-30 minutes to commute.

But nice days in the summer can easily double that. Jersey Shore beach traffic can be killer. I'm seeing signs of it already. It may be a little less due to places still recovering from Hurricane Sandy, but a lot of them have made major progress towards reopening.

I can imagine.

ever been on 476 in PA? That's where the majority of my travel to/from work is, and it's a total PITA during rush hour. I actually wouldn't mind working 25 miles or so from my house if I had hours that didn't require me to drive during peak traffic hours.

I haven't been on the 476, but I can guess what it's like. I live right off of the Garden State Parkway. Thankfully though I actually live closer to NYC than my job, so most of the time I'm moving in the opposite direction of rush hour traffic. It could be a lot worse.

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 05-22-2013, 11:02 AM
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  • mikeperry
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(05-20-2013, 05:07 PM)Bowhnter Wrote: About 40 feet.

+1

Except on the mornings I walk Alpha son to the school bus stop, then the round-trip increases to 1,500 feet...

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