questionshow far or how long does it take you to commute…

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I never understood how people could handle 30min+ commutes. I just couldn't do it.

I walk to work.

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I work out of a home office, have for 12 years.

My commute is about 15 feet down the hall from the bedroom to the office.

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Right now only about 5 feet. Around the end of the month I will make the approximate 6900 mile commute to my new job in Japan, from there I will have a daily commute of about 3 miles by bike or on foot.

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@zarfus: When I worked in DC it could take up to an hour and a half to go about 6 miles to get home. If I didn't need my car for work I would have taken the subway and saved myself so much time. I am glad I don't live there anymore.

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Been working from home for about a decade. So, about 15 seconds. 30 if both the cat and dog stop me to be petted before I make it down the hall.

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About 20 min (14 miles) on the days I go in the office. I work from home about 2 days a week.

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@flashkill: Remind me never to move to DC :) (or LA,Chicago,NYC, as i imagine they are equally as bad, if not worse!)

Good luck in Japan!

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32 miles each way. 35-40 minutes to get there on a good day, 54 minutes to get home (on average) on Mondays, 55 minutes on Tuesdays, 57 minutes on Wednesdays, 67 minutes on Thursdays, 79 minutes on Fridays. I have been tracking how long it takes me to get home since 2007. In the Washington DC/Northern Virginia area...

Happily, next year we're moving the office about 10 miles closer and that will eliminate about 30 minutes from my trips home each day, and open the door to commuting by bicycle sometimes!

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On a good day, an hour and a half. On a bad day, six hours. And that's to go 20 miles one way and I'm not even going into the district.

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That all depends on how much traffic is on the Cross Living-room expressway and the amount of time spent in the master bathroom parkway.

:P

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I live about 3-4 miles from work, but I work on a military installation sothere is a horribly managed security gate to go through. On a good day it will take 10 minutes and on a bad day 25 minutes. On a REALLY bad day almost an hour or more.

Unfortunately I can't really bike to work because I'd have to ride on a busy road with a 55mph speed limit, no bike lane and rumble strips on the shoulder. A few people do it, but they are "braver" than I.

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10 minutes without traffic, though it's usually 20 minutes.

I've had jobs where the commute was 75-90 minutes on average. It's where the money was.

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20 miles, anywhere between 25 mins and an hour and 10. And thats traffic going from Phila to the suburbs. Getting into the city is even worse.

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2.5 miles. Takes me about 5 minutes tops.

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11 miles. Takes me 1 hour door to door on the 'T' (train/trolley).

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about 15 minutes, 6 or so miles all on surface roads

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50 minutes up and back, I need a Chevy Volt.....anyone?

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I live in DC, but right now I don't have to drive and my commute is about 20 minutes door to door. Congress is making my organization move next week (happy thanksgiving!) and my commute will be 4 miles and probably about an hour. Hate the commute in this town.

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It takes me about 5-10 minutes to get to work.

And probably about 20 or so to get back.

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17 miles - around 30 minutes if I leave after rush hour starts ending. 45 minutes to an hour during rush hour.

Low - 22 minutes
High - ~2 hours, although I really stopped paying attention after the first 1.5 hours, I just started swearing a lot.

Metro DC area

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10 Minutes on a Bike 15 Minutes by Car
I love living close to work, I can have an older car that doesn't get great gas mileage but I use less gas than the dude with the Hybrid who drives 50 miles to work.

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I have to walk upstairs. If I'm lucky and can make it past the kitchen without getting something to eat/drink, then I can make the commute in just under 10 seconds

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37 miles each way... 45 minutes minimum with the warp Drives set at maximum and NO traffic... Typical commute is an hour+, one accident and it is 2 hours, bad weather and who knows... I keep snacks and water in the car for longggggg commutes...

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8.5 miles each way, and it typically takes me 20 minutes in the morning and 25-30 in the evening.

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3.5 miles. That used to take about 20 minutes, though, as I live in the heart of the city and work downtown. But we switched to a 4/10 schedule and now I work 7am-6pm M-Th, which has cut my travel time to between 5 and 10 minutes depending on how many of the 10 lights I catch and whether I get out the door before the school zone signs go up. I LOVE having Fridays off! I do all my shopping on Friday mornings and my retired friend and I go see a matinee movie every week.

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I live and work in Flushing (Queens), NY (part of NY City about 11 miles from Manhattan). 4.25 miles to work and 3.75 home (this is due to one way streets and a highway with overpasses, plus the desire to avoid 21 speed bumps if I don't use the gate nearest to my parking lot on campus).

A good day is 11 minutes to work and 10 home, though it can take 20 minutes with bad traffic on said highway (the Long Island Expressway, aka the world's longest parking lot) even if I don't get on it.

I think the worst case drives have taken over an hour but these were unusual situations (tornadoes and or severe snowstorms, etc.)

The bus is generally a lot more predicable: 45-60 minutes one way.

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24 miles, 30 minutes most days. Longer when there are tractors on the road, or snow.

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15.6 miles

raining - 60 mins
holiday - 20 mins
sunny - 60 mins
wet roads - 45 mins
overcast w/dry roads - 30 mins
snow - 2-6 hours depending upon how many fools in SUVs think they can do 60mph on the freeway
4am - 12 mins

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37 miles, ~55 minutes (each way), 4 days a week. The good news is I live in a quiet forest, far from the mutant zombie hordes.

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~17 miles, usually around 20-25 minutes.

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32 miles
45-60 minutes minutes depending on traffic.

60+ minutes if there has been an accident. Which considering I take 3 freeways, it's often.

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Usually, about 30 seconds. 45 seconds if both dogs won't get out from under my feet while I try to let them out.

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about 25 miles, 30-ish minutes. Not horrible until we get socked with a snowstorm, then double that time.

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I have about a 65 mile commute one way from Colorado Springs to Denver. Most of that is open interstate highway. It takes me about 1hr 10 minutes if I don't stop at Starbucks on the way (which I usually do). I have been doing this for 5 years now.

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10 minutes if I go directly, 20 if I stop for breakfast =)
I'm actually looking at getting an apartment right across the street from my workplace. Would be so nice to just walk across the street XD

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Currently it's about a 10 minute walk.

When I worked in DC it was a ~5 minute bike ride, 30 minute train ride, and a 5 minute walk.

The longest commute was when I worked just outside of Copenhagen, DK. It was ~10 minute walk, 20 minute train ride, 15 minute bus ride, and a 5 minute walk. The worst was when something was wrong on the train line, they would make the announcement in Danish, and (despite my best efforts to learn Danish) I would have no idea what was going on.

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I work out of my house. However, to get the job done I've driven as much as 500 miles in one day.

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About 10-15 mins. Depends on the stop lights on the way home.
that will be going up slowly but surely as the shopping season is taking effect. There is a mall on the way home so I have to fight those geniuses.

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I love that a question about "your commute time" beings out all the "I'M IN DC" or "WHEN I LIVED IN DC" people.

I walk to work. Takes about 5-10 min. I don't know what would have to happen to make me change jobs or change where I live.

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2 1/2 hours from home to work and 2 1/2 hours home, car, commuter rail, metro. Yes! DC Northern VA area, We are idiots.

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about 33 miles - takes 35 - 45 minutes in the mornings. In the evening if I leave at 5 it can take an hour. If I leave at 4:45 it is 35 minutes or so. Unlike all the folks above, I'm not in the DC area. I work in Houston.

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it's about 12 miles to work...takes me about 20-25 minutes most days from the time I leave the house to the time I'm sitting at my desk...obviously depends on traffic...or if I get stopped by a train!

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Used to take me 45 minutes each way on a good day, until we moved downtown, now I walk to work. Irony is, now that we're close, the company is moving to the burbs.

Just can't win!

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3.5 miles each way.

Grew up/worked in the DC area. Worst traffic in the country.

I have vowed to never work/live where I can not afford to comfortably live somewhere near enough to work.

What is commuting for 25% of your life really worth?