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The age old Trip to Work...

Posted 29 January 2008 - 05:57 AM

Regardless if you are working in the IT field or not, I'm pretty sure we've all got jobs. Even more, some of us (not including myself) also travel to school, be it University or HighSchool. So what kind of travel time is everyone looking at?

Myself, I just got a new job, & with rush-hour traffic, it's somewhere close to an hour. Yet, everywhere I've worked in the past, there have been people that will drive from another state! Where I live is about 2 hours from the next state over, & around 40 minutes out of Cleveland, 2 hours north of Columbus. So it's not uncommon for people to come from all over the state.

Lets hear your windshield time sob-story!

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 06:16 AM

20 minutes on foot
10 on bike
5 in car
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 06:18 AM

I live in the suburbs of my city - but the closest suburb. I work downtown. Driving time in the morning is about 25-35 minutes, about 30-45 on the way home. Of course, those increase by several orders of magnitude when there is a heavy snowfall.
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 06:18 AM

20 Minutes :D
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 06:24 AM

Normally I simply get mad if I have to travel more than 40 minutes daily, I just feel that I am wasting my life. So usually it takes me 15 minutes to get to my workplace right now - thanks to my flexible hours I can avoid rush hour, but if I can't it can hit 40 minutes.
The most time I had to travel to work was back in the times when I went to uni, and it was around 1 and a half hour (from the middle of my city to the other part). I think I've only worked there for 1 or 2 days (the job sucked as well).
I worked at home for a while, and it was cool as well, but let's say, that if the challenge worth it, I can sacrifice my comfort, and I am willing to travel wherever is needed.
Also, it can make a big difference if you can entertain yourself while traveling (reading, learning, talking, working, whatever)
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 06:42 AM

Currently 5 min walk to the tram stop, 15-20 mins on the tram, 10-15 mins on foot thereafter.

The longest commute was when I lived down in London. The total journey took about 1hr 45mins, 1hr 20mins of which was spent on the tube.
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 06:50 AM

Live in Columbus, work in Columbus and with traffic it still takes me 30-40 minutes to get to work. Going home during rush hour is a toss up, can be anywhere from 30-40 minutes to 1 1/2 hours.

Mainly cause people can't drive, talk to much on cell phones and are too worried about what color lipstick they have on.

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 07:17 AM

Generally I drive 40 mins MWF for School, then drive 10 mins to work.
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 07:52 AM

10-15 mins via public transportation.
When I lived in the other city and had transportation, took me about 45 mins each way, unless there was snow.

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Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:49 AM

I live 45 miles from where I work and it takes me about an hour to get there.

1 hour of some sweet slolom twisty 2 lane 60mph state highway. If it is harvest season it can take me another 30 minutes.

for an example see this video

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=antUcw20V1w
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 09:15 AM

7 minutes in car. I plan on biking in the summer.
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 10:00 AM

10 mins in the car to work, 20-25ish to campus. i used to have to drive an hour to either, so this is downright pleasant.
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 03:43 PM

Almost 30 minutes precisely to get here, freeway the whole way up.

I used to drive an hour and a half to work in the south metro, 130 miles a day round trip.... So happy I don't have to do that anymore.
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 04:37 PM

Five minutes to the bus stop, 15-20 minutes from the bus. Rinse and repeat and you've got about 50 minutes wasted on travelling to a high school. Spare me.
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Posted 29 January 2008 - 08:03 PM

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with rush-hour traffic, it's somewhere close to an hour
Me too.l
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