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How Do You Commute?

Commuting is a daily part of life, but thankfully it seems Savvy readers don't spend too much time heading to and fro (32 percent of you say you are on the road for about a half hour).

We keep hearing that commuters' quality of life is going down the pump, so I want to know what your style is. Do you take a plane, train, or automobile to work?


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PinkTulip PinkTulip 9 years
By car, alone...I have to drive about 100 miles round trip a day and it takes an average of 50 minutes to get to work. everyone I work with lives close to work and I don't so I can't carpool, it's sucks! I wish BART would extend to the central valley (CVRT!)
insanitypepper insanitypepper 9 years
How do I commute? Angrily!
LoveSarah LoveSarah 9 years
I work 6 miles from my house, which is just a little too far for me to walk or ride a bike. I would love to use public transportation, but it isn't available, so unfortunately I drive to work by myself.
uptown_girl uptown_girl 9 years
I usually bike 3 days a week and drive 2. I live 2.6 miles away from work. BUT, we are experiencing massive heat & humidity here in TN, so I am taking a bit of a break.
nals33 nals33 9 years
I forgot to add the commute time! My sister &I both work down the street from each other...and our commute is 15min at the most. It's a beautiful commute!! Especially because it's against traffic headed to the city (SF).
nals33 nals33 9 years
I work 6a-3p usually. But because of gas prices, my sister and I started carpooling two days a week for now. We'd carpool more often if her job allowed her to work an early shift instead of 9a-6p. I really wish South San Jose had better public transportation...I'd definitely take the VTA and bus then. (The nearest VTA station is 2 miles away from work..and the nearest bus station is a mile away from work..It's not exactly comfy to hike a mile in business clothes. :T )
Gabriela14815884 Gabriela14815884 9 years
I actually do a combo of two - I drive then I have to take the train into the city... very annoying.
linb linb 9 years
I would try to walk the distance, but my office is about 24 miles from my house. And public transportation is non-existent out here. Carpooling is also not an option because of my location and where I work. So I drive, alone.
amerynn amerynn 9 years
There's no effective way to get to my office with public transit, but I'm currently hunting for apartments that would shorten my commute by half, and my husband will be taking the train in to the city for school
lizs lizs 9 years
I carpool to work with my fiance...the bus would be about $10 cheaper per month (total, not per person), and possibly better for the environment, but it would also turn our 25 min drive into a 90 minute hassle. Our Camry still gets 28 mpg city/32 highway, so we're happy.
356UIK 356UIK 9 years
I drive the 2.1 miles alone. Used to: drive 1 mile to the train (locomotive) and then walk. Before that I: drove 10 miles to a bus stop and then to the metro. I've done it all, minus riding camel back into town.
emily60608 emily60608 9 years
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
I drive alone, it's my only option.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
Uggg I have to drive alone everyday. It sucks. I live far from my work now and my car is a guzzler I just can't afford anything else at the moment :( I wish I could take public transit, but our transit system is the shits!
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
i saw that i take the train - but it's really the subway since i'm in NY but that's a train right? i'm a bit thankful that i don't have to drive cause there are way too many people on the roads here, and although the subway car gets kind of packed during rush hour, it's still a bit faster at times.
dcfashionista dcfashionista 9 years
I drive to and from work alone which is a 20 minute drive each way.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
A combination of walking and the bus, or bus only or Tube only. I really enjoy not having the responsibility of driving.
GeriAnne1932 GeriAnne1932 9 years
I love my express bus in the morning, I get a great view of Chicago's beautiful skyline and the lake. Couldn't ask for anything better. Except maybe sitting next to a handsome, good smelling man in a sexy suit heading off to work ;)
tee0206 tee0206 9 years
I drive alone to work, but I have to make site visits and drive around town while getting reimbursed for mileage.
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 9 years
i take the bus and the train. it takes an hour and a half, each way. i can't wait to move.
cmd0610 cmd0610 9 years
Drive alone BUT it's only a 2min drive- yes I know I should walk- but unfort my office goes under I-10 which is one of the widest interstates in the world as it passes through Houston- it's such a shame because there used to be a pedestrian path through the overpass but when they widened the interstate they destroyed the path, so walking now under I10 would be extremely dangerous- it's so annoying!
julieulie julieulie 9 years
I walk both ways. October - April, I love the walk, but once May rolls around, the walk is MISERABLE. Now that it is 95+ degrees and 200% humidity everyday, I arrive to work everyday dripping sweat from places where I seriously didn't know it was possible to sweat. I loathe summer in DC. Thankfully I'm a scientist so appearance does not matter at all, so it doesn't matter that I arrive at work looking like I waded through a swamp -- totally unprofessional.
ellenmarie ellenmarie 9 years
It's a far drive so I would love to do it with someone, but no one lives close enough to me. :/ Plus, I have school one day a week, and I go early and stay after work quite a bit as well, so it may be difficult to coordinate schedules.
californiagirlx7 californiagirlx7 9 years
I drive to school Mondays-Thursdays and its only a 15 minute commute by car.
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 9 years
When I used to work and live in NYC, I took the subway train to work. When I got married, I moved to the suburbs, so I drove to work. But I quit working and now I stay at home and do business at home,I don't commute to work anymore.
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