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How long does it take you to drive to work

Discussion in 'General' started by mushi_999, 6 Jan 2008.

  1. Cabe6403

    Cabe6403 Supreme Commander

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    10 minute car journey or 30 minute cycle to work. 20 minute train (train station is literally right behind my house and goes straight into town, really handy :) ) plus 10-15 minute walk to uni.
     
  2. ch424

    ch424 Design Warrior

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    You work on an oil rig or something?

    I used to walk 20 minutes to work, through north London. The job before that was 20 mins cycling through Oxford. And at the moment I walk 4 minutes to lectures at uni :)
     
  3. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    About 15 minutes by car, and there's no way I'd get up early enough to try biking (lots of hills).
     
  4. Murdoc

    Murdoc Gas Mask..ZOMG

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    35-40 mins down country lanes, 25-50 mins on the motorway. Sucks as I'm only getting about 25 mpg atm.
     
  5. proweb

    proweb More is Always Better!!!

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    One minute for me. I work out of my house and have the whole basement. Used to have a shop but why have the overhead and extra bills. Can right off the phone, electric, gas, ect... plus I get to play with the grandkids when ever they show up. Love it
     
  6. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    gas plant.
     
  7. dragon2309

    dragon2309 techie

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    it's about 40mins bus ride or an hour and half walking for me
     
  8. gar

    gar Minimodder

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    By car it takes me 40 minutes in the morning and in the evening it takes an hour at least to get home. I do all that commution on the boring A1 NI carrigeway. I love driving, tbut that road sickens me!

    Doing all that with only a tapedeck radio in the car is depressing to say the least. Thankfully I got a CD player put in on Friday. Roll on Monday Morning! No more, City beat (Radio 1 wannabes from Belfast), Cool fm, or Radio 1 repetitvness for me to listen to! YEEESSS!:D
     
  9. gar

    gar Minimodder

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    Originally Posted by chrisb2e9
    10 minute car ride, 1 hour plane, 15min heli and im there. of course thats only every thursday, Once i am at work its only a 3 minute walk from my bed to my office.






    I won't complain anymore!!
     
  10. m0o0oeh

    m0o0oeh Minimodder

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    10-15 mins if i leave before 8:40. After that then I am usually going to be late by about another 10-15 mins
     
  11. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    My last job was 1:15 to 1:30 in each direction during rush hours. Add more time for adverse weather conditions and major collisions.
    At night, with less traffic, it would take about 35 minutes, I guess.
     
  12. Valo

    Valo Minimodder

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    30-60minutes by bus, around 25-45minutes by car. when there's heavy traffic this can extend up to 2+hours...

    and to think that my school is only 12km from my house - go figure the average speed... Basically this is due to poor infrastructure in my city :/

    @gar: if you don't mind me asking - what do you do for living? your trip to work sounds to say the least... interesting. Do you work on oil platform or something of this sort?
     
  13. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    About 20 minutes by car, and no I wouldn't want to live closer because I like where I live a whole lot better than the area where work is.
     
  14. Brett89

    Brett89 Minimodder

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    5 to 10 minutes by car, depending on how fast. never biked there, probably 12ish
     
  15. talladega

    talladega I'm Squidward

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    about 7-10 minutes to work. depends if i get green lights in town and on highway or if there are morons in my way.

    to school its about 4 or 5 minutes and im in my class 1 minute before the bell. :)

    used to bike and it took like 8 - 12 minutes to school (dont bike to work) but i got annoyed by it as we have severe wind around here. ( almost get pushed over by the wind sometimes )
     
  16. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    my last job, 4m30s. summer before that, 7min drive or 33min bike. and yes, my morning schedule is so tight that i have to measure the seconds.
     
  17. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    about 10 minutes by bus, then another 10 to walk....

    car? whats that... no thx, i rather spend my money on pc parts..
     
  18. CanadianViking

    CanadianViking Beast from the North

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    7 minute bus ride to school, and I'm still working on the whole "job" thing.
     
  19. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

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    If I did the normal hours, (8:30AM till 5:00PM) each drive would take me 30-40 minutes. Luckily we have a flexible system and I start about 30 minutes early, so I get in around 7:50 - 8 AM and quite around 4:30 PM, each drive then takes me only 20-25 minutes. If I work over and stop much later (say 7PM) then it takes me even less.

    I only live 14km from my work, but I need to get across town. So when it takes me 30 minutes, I have an average speed of 28kmph, even though there is about 5km's of highway (120kmph) in it. These flexible hours are a god send! Never need to hurry, can start early ahead of trafficjams...can quit early if I need to get groceries or whatever.. can save up a few hours to give myself an afternoon off... lovely.
     
  20. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    7 Minutes by car, 10 if the traffic's bad.
    I used to work in Hammersmith (on the Underground) and that used to take me an hour to drive across London at 10:30pm.
    Before that, It was Hengelo in Holland.
    45 Min taxi, 2 hours waiting around, 1 hour flight, an hour waiting around, then 2.5 hours on the train (6h15m). Every Monday. (Then in reverse on Fridays)
    Portsmouth was fun, on a little 125 4-stroke with a top speed of 60. 4 hours.
    Glasgow/Campbeltoun was about 4 hours in all (with an extra 2 for campbeltoun)

    I'm really grateful for my 7 minute drive now.
     

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