How long is your commute?

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Work, school, wherever - how long does it take you to get where you need to go every

  1. less than 5 minutes

    22 vote(s)
    15.7%
  2. 5 - 15 minutes

    41 vote(s)
    29.3%
  3. 15 - 45 minutes

    43 vote(s)
    30.7%
  4. 45 minutes - 1 hour and 30 minutes

    30 vote(s)
    21.4%
  5. 1.5 hours+

    4 vote(s)
    2.9%
  1. Unspeaked macrumors 68020

    Unspeaked

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    #1
    Work, school, wherever - how long does it take you to get where you need to go every day?
     
  2. Eanair macrumors 6502

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  3. 2056 macrumors 6502

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    it depends on traffic, but usually work takes less than 5 minutes. when i'm back in school will be about 20 minutes. i'm not looking forward to that at all.
     
  4. neoserver macrumors 6502

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    Since I take the bus to the U each day, its approximately 40 minutes to get there. The stupidity of it all is that it takes all of about 10-15 to drive... but for $75CAD per term I'll take the bus instead of paying for parking.
     
  5. Eanair macrumors 6502

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    #5
    Less than 5 minutes?

    Awesome. :)

    I once had a commute that was 2 hours each way. It was fantastic. :rolleyes:
     
  6. mgguy macrumors 6502

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  7. Unspeaked thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Did you at least use the time productively?
     
  8. Eanair macrumors 6502

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    I actually used the time to listen to audiobooks, so I always felt like I was at least reading. ;)
     
  9. fridgeymonster3 macrumors 6502

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    I commute into downtown L.A. everyday and its about 1:50-2:00 hrs each way for a grand total of between 3:45-4 hrs a day. It sucks cause I usually need to get into work by 7:30-8 and im stuck leaving the house at 5:30-6. That's why I just bought myself a macbook air, so when I don't try to sleep I can entertain myself.
     
  10. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    Currently about 15-20 min to work. About to move into an apartment above my work, however, so my commute should then be about 12 seconds.
     
  11. maestro55 macrumors 68030

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    I work for a non-profit organization and the Global Information Center is located on a facility out in the country and so I live in a trailer that is located across the drive way from the facility. Two minutes to get to the office. Not that I leave the office very often anyhow.
     
  12. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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  14. me_94501 macrumors 65816

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    Depends on my method of transit. If I take the bus straight across the bridge to San Francisco, it's maybe 20-25 min. If I bus to the BART station and take the BART train, it's about 40 min. If I take the ferry, it's about an hour (including walking to/from ferry terminal). The latter is the most enjoyable of the bunch, though.

    How do you commute? Metrolink?
     
  15. Randman macrumors 65816

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    #16
    Less than 10 minutes. More time to sleep before work. Plus I can run home mid-shift to let my dog out.
     
  16. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Every day is different, in both time and destination.

    The worst is about 2 hours home from Toronto on a Friday night. :eek:

    Retired. Volunteer driver.
     
  17. sn00pie macrumors 6502a

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    #18
    School campus takes me about 40 minutes...work is about 10 minutes.
     
  18. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816

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    takes me 45 minutes to drop my brother off at the train station, take my sister to school, then go to my school. then about 40 minutes to get my sister after school and go home finally. i'm only 16 and a half.

    oh and regarding the poll, i don't think 15-45 minutes should be one option, that's a big gap.
     
  19. pkoch1 macrumors 6502a

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    #20
    Job #1 is about 3 minutes walking
    Job #2 is about 1 hour on the subway
     
  20. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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    #21
    School is 7 miles away and work is about 5-6, which roughly means a commute time of 15-30 minutes (depending on traffic and weather).
     
  21. fridgeymonster3 macrumors 6502

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    #22
    Yeah. I drive to the metrolink...take it to union station...the subway from union station to downtown...then walk to the office from the closest station. Tedious.

    I was just on the BART last weekend and I have to admit the seats are more comfortable then the LA subway or the Metrolink. Those green seats are really cushiony and nice compared to the LA transit crap.
     
  22. tvp macrumors member

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    #23
    Work is about 5 minutes in the car, but would probably be about a 15 minute walk. School is about 10 minutes, and then another 10 spent looking for a parking spot. Our parking is terrible.
     
  23. yg17 macrumors G5

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    #24
    45 minutes to an hour by car, depending on traffic. And car is the only way I get to work, I don't do public transit.
     
  24. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    Ah, you value your health too much?? ;)
     

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