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Old 01-18-2010, 06:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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How far is your drive to work / school?

Considering registering me for some FT schoolin' soon. But the closest college available for the sort of thing I'm interested in is 54 miles away. I'm not sure I could swing this or not. There's a difference between being stuck in Atlanta traffic for an hour and driving for an hour I think.

How far's your drive?
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I am 15 miles away from work. It takes me 30 minutes to get there on a regular day. 15-20 minutes when school is out.
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:06 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I live almost exactly 10 miles from my parking garage. In the mornings, it's about 20 minutes (I'm usually out the door about 6:05 or so). At night, if I leave right at 5 and there's not a night game at Wrigley, it's between 30 and 45 minutes, depending on how close to 5 I managed to leave and the lights.
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm exactly 10 miles from driveway to work parking lot, I leave at 530 am and Im at work by 550 am

and yes, there is a huge difference between driving for an hour and atlanta traffic
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:20 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:10 AM   #6 (permalink)
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3 miles from work, 53 miles from school. I work full time but recently started grad school for my MBA. Takes about 7-8 minutes to get to work with traffic (right through center of town). The 53 mile drive to school is only one night per week, takes about 45 minutes.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:50 AM   #7 (permalink)
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This would be 4 days a week. And I'd have to schedule classes to be during the day or evening so I'm not going back and forth. Just not quite sure it's practical yet.
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:55 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Eleven miles to work. I wouldn't drive more than that for the amount I get paid.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:00 AM   #9 (permalink)
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To work? Exactly 1 mile. To school? Well, campus starts about half a mile away and spreads out from there. Suffice it to say, I typically commute by bicycle. It's actually faster than driving a car and attempting to find parking at school.

And yeah, you can do the commute thing if your classes are bunched together. I know of a few people who have had to done similar commutes. And I don't know what school you are looking at, but I do know my school offers a lot more classes tailored to commuters who only come once a week than it used to--I would think a similar trend is occurring elsewhere.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:17 AM   #10 (permalink)
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This morning it was about 35' or so. I'm working from home.
Tomorrow I go into the office, so about 16-18 miles each way.
Wednesday I go to a customer's factory, so about 185 miles one way, returning home on Thursday after making a couple other stops at other customers.
Friday is about 150 miles each way (doing both same day) to another customer's place.

I have a company SUV, and the drive time is also my work time, so it doesn't really bother me.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:25 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I'm 4 miles away from work. It takes me around 5-10 to get there depending on how many red lights I hit or how much traffic there is on the way. Usually 5 minutes max.

In the past I've traveled up to 30 minutes for work, but I was making more money then. For school? Maybe 30, but I'd have to set it up to be able to have a full course load for the day and not have lots of breaks. My car can't really handle more than that.
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:56 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by snowy View Post
... To school? Well, campus starts about half a mile away and spreads out from there. Suffice it to say, I typically commute by bicycle. It's actually faster than driving a car and attempting to find parking at school.
Same general trend for me, though it's about a half mile to my building. The school gym is ~1000ft from my door. It's insanely convenient to live so close to the university, but then again I travel back and forth so frequently that it's a bit of a necessity.

Several of Tt's classmates in the MBA program commute 30+ miles to school daily. It's 4 days/week, 9-5. They run into problems getting to classes when weather is bad and roads aren't cleared. Many of them choose to rent a little apartment by the university so they don't have to drive as far daily - they'll stay close to the school during the week and travel home on weekends. It only really seems to work because several of them share an apartment and rent is cheap.
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:07 AM   #13 (permalink)
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35 miles from work, takes an hour and a half in Chicago rush hour.
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:13 AM   #14 (permalink)
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LOL I can't be off much help here.

My commute involves a 2 hour drive followed by an 8 hr flight...
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Old 01-18-2010, 10:51 AM   #15 (permalink)
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LOL I can't be off much help here.

My commute involves a 2 hour drive followed by an 8 hr flight...
Each way daily?
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Old 01-18-2010, 11:29 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Wow. I really don't envy any of you. I have a 4 minute walk to the bus stop, then a 10ish minute bus ride to school. Roughly, 15 minutes. I leave the house at 9:20AM, I'm at schoolbefore 9:40.
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:21 PM   #17 (permalink)
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11 minutes to work and 30 minutes to school (if I actually attend since most of the lectures are recorded and I can watch them online)
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:32 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I work in my home office. It is fifteen steps from my back door. I love it.
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Old 01-18-2010, 12:36 PM   #19 (permalink)
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I commute 35 miles one way. I work nights so that means I drive 35 miles to get home at 2AM. I see interesting things at 2AM on fridays and saturdays

I have to fill my tank every 4 days.
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Old 01-18-2010, 01:23 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Hey LoganSnake,

I work 11days on/7off, so basically twice a month up and back.. But I do have a lot of vacation time that will cut down my commuting...basically 4 times a year a block of 25 days consecutive off...and salary is super, combined with a top job!
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:07 PM   #21 (permalink)
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under 4km. don't get me started with miles.
5min when the lights are good to me. 10 when it's a busy traffic day.

7min on my bike. So most of the time, i will take my bike and save myself a bit of time.
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:33 PM   #22 (permalink)
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20 minutes....but it's worth it because I love, love, love my job
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:37 PM   #23 (permalink)
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~45 in no traffic, ~90 in shit traffic.

I do it to save money on rent.
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Old 01-18-2010, 03:39 PM   #24 (permalink)
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hehe, 4 mins to work. 20 to school. I love my life.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:10 PM   #25 (permalink)
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aunt phil's commute is about 17 steps...

me? it depends on which golf course; otherwise, when i'm sub-teaching, about 4 miles...
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:10 PM   #26 (permalink)
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When I lived in the city and went to school and worked it was about 80 min to school in traffic, 40 in no traffic. 30 min to work.

Now its 40 min to the office, but I only go to the office probably two days out of the week, the rest of the time I drive to oil sites, so that driving is all part of the job.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:15 PM   #27 (permalink)
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~45 in no traffic, ~90 in shit traffic.

I do it to save money on rent.
This exactly, but substitute "to live on a better side of town nearer my parents for babysitting purposes"
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:25 PM   #28 (permalink)
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10 miles to work, ~28 to school, both in different directions. School 3 days/week, Work 2 1/2 days/week
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:41 PM   #29 (permalink)
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Distance? No idea. It takes me anywhere from 40 to 60 minutes door to door using the bus (one transfer) and costs less than $2. I could buy a car and make the commute shorter but that would suck. If I am in a hurry I can take a taxi.
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Old 01-18-2010, 04:45 PM   #30 (permalink)
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I have a 45 minute or so 30 mile commute on semi-rural roads to work three times a week. The other two days I work home, so no commute.
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:42 PM   #31 (permalink)
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1.1 miles
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Old 01-18-2010, 05:49 PM   #32 (permalink)
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20 minutes on the button, door to door, each way.
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:02 PM   #33 (permalink)
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25 minutes, but I can do it in 20. I do remember getting to work in 15 minutes. I think I defied the laws of physics that day.

I was just thinking tonight that I should move closer to work and since the majority of my friends live in that direction, but I love my little village.
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:30 PM   #34 (permalink)
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1 km if I take the long way. Half that if I walk and take the shortcut.
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:41 PM   #35 (permalink)
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I forgot to mention that I also take 4 highways to get to class. Ugh what a PITA. I tried taking some non-highway roads once, won't ever do that again. I can deal with being stuck in traffic.

That being said, the commute in the morning takes a little less than an hour for me.
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Old 01-18-2010, 07:52 PM   #36 (permalink)
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10.2 km to work. 11.3 km back. I take city streets in the morning - leave at 7 am, get in by 7:20 am, unless i stop at Tim Hortons for a breakfast sandwhich. The return trip I take the highway (the Don Valley parkinglot) which is faster than the city streets going home, because I go south (opposite to the flow of rush hour traffic) and it is actually faster than city street driving, even though it is farther in distance.

I have also run home from work, but that takes about 50 mins ... plus I am sore the next day.
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Old 01-19-2010, 01:13 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Some days I work from home, so it's just a few paces. Other days, from the main office, it's about 15 minutes. I have a reverse commute, which places me going the opposite direction of rush hour traffic. Yay! But I love the days I can work from home even more.
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Old 01-19-2010, 05:32 AM   #38 (permalink)
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45 miles to work, 2 miles to school. When things go smoothly, it takes me 50 minutes to get to work and an hour to get back. I work everyday.
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Old 01-19-2010, 08:27 AM   #39 (permalink)
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14km including dropping off my kids at school and daycare.
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Old 01-19-2010, 10:15 AM   #40 (permalink)
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It used to be a 20 minute walk to school and a 6 hour drive to work. Now it's still a 20 minute walk to a school I don't attend, and current non-existent to work.
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