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#1 2005-08-23 08:23:36

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How far do people drive to work?

So I may have an opportunity for a new job but it would entail about a 28 mile one-way commute into the Boston area. I currently work downtown and take the train, but would have to drive to this new office. The idea of 300 miles a week, especially on the brand new car, is a little worrisome.

How far do people drive to work? Do you leave at special times to miss traffic? Am I just spoiled from taking the train for a few years?


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#2 2005-08-23 08:46:28

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Re: How far do people drive to work?

I drive 4.5 miles, with not much traffic.  Can get to work in 10-15 minutes.   Previous job was 45 miles away, that sucked,


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#3 2005-08-23 10:00:23

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Re: How far do people drive to work?

I drive from Frederick, MD to Rockville, MD the one way trip is exactly 32.3 miles from my driveway to the parking garage.  I put scary miles on my cars, but I saved over $200,000 on my house by moving just 30 miles away.


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#4 2005-08-23 10:28:30

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Re: How far do people drive to work?

25 miles... about 40 min


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#5 2005-08-23 10:33:02

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Re: How far do people drive to work?

About 33 miles one way, and anywhere from 40 to 90 minutes.  The last month I've been driving the car, and it's killing me.  Hopefully, I'll be back on the motorcycle by the end of this week.  Under ideal conditions, the time is the same and the mileage not quite double.  Too bad it's never ideal.


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#6 2005-08-23 10:37:34

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Re: How far do people drive to work?

archimedic wrote:

So I may have an opportunity for a new job but it would entail about a 28 mile one-way commute into the Boston area. I currently work downtown and take the train, but would have to drive to this new office. The idea of 300 miles a week, especially on the brand new car, is a little worrisome.

How far do people drive to work? Do you leave at special times to miss traffic? Am I just spoiled from taking the train for a few years?

What town is your new job located? I might have some insight into traffic.

I actually get to work from home now and have for about 3 years..even though my office is about 5 miles from my home.   BUT, I used to drive from the North Shore to Wellesley every morning and evening.  For fun I sometimes drive my boyfriend to work in downtown Boston...


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#7 2005-08-23 14:51:49

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Re: How far do people drive to work?

10 miles each way...


turn left out of driveway... drive ten miles on the same road... turn right and I'm at work.   Reverse the process and I'm home.   Sometimes it gets a little boring as the drive is rather mundane!


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#8 2005-08-23 16:43:47

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Re: How far do people drive to work?

About 30 miles one way from Framingham, MA to Worcester, MA on Rt. 9.  I hate it.  I have had the car since the 1st of June and I will hit 4,000 miles by Friday...


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#9 2005-08-23 17:02:42

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Re: How far do people drive to work?

around 7 miles one way. takes about 10-15 minutes depending on traffic.

when i was on the other side of town it was around 20 miles one way and took almost an hour due to traffic. 695 beltway is a bitch during rush hour. i'm sure someone here can relate.


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#10 2005-08-23 17:22:21

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Re: How far do people drive to work?

Andrew wrote:

I drive 4.5 miles, with not much traffic.  Can get to work in 10-15 minutes.   Previous job was 45 miles away, that sucked,

Wow....Almost exactly my story...Now I drive 4.5 miles, I used to drive 43 miles.........Hated it!!


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#11 2005-08-23 18:38:50

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Re: How far do people drive to work?

I walk to work banana  I work a half a block away from where I live, its awesome


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#12 2005-08-23 19:06:21

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Re: How far do people drive to work?

I drive a little less than 10 miles one way into Cambridge.
We drive in at 6:30 in the morning so I dont get stuck in traffic...I take all back roads. 93 is a bear anytime of the day. I leave at 3:30/4 and pick my husband up at the commuter rail.


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#13 2005-08-23 19:32:12

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Re: How far do people drive to work?

SilverSubaab wrote:

About 30 miles one way from Framingham, MA to Worcester, MA on Rt. 9.  I hate it.  I have had the car since the 1st of June and I will hit 4,000 miles by Friday...

This will make you feel better...

I've had my car since June 14.  I don't drive to work because I work at home so I only drive for pleasure and far (road trips, etc) and for some reason the boyfriend and I haven't been driving his Audi S4 since mine is new....I have 4200 miles!


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#14 2005-08-23 23:01:24

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Re: How far do people drive to work?

NewtonGirl wrote:

SilverSubaab wrote:

About 30 miles one way from Framingham, MA to Worcester, MA on Rt. 9.  I hate it.  I have had the car since the 1st of June and I will hit 4,000 miles by Friday...

This will make you feel better...

I've had my car since June 14.  I don't drive to work because I work at home so I only drive for pleasure and far (road trips, etc) and for some reason the boyfriend and I haven't been driving his Audi S4 since mine is new....I have 4200 miles!

WOW... I thought I was driving too much when I put on 3000 miles in two months!   My two month "anniversary" is tomorrow and I'm gonna break 3000 tomorrow or the next day!


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#15 2005-08-23 23:26:11

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Re: How far do people drive to work?

I drive roughly 45-50 miles, one way, to work.  That's including a pit stop half way to my gym.  I alternate vehicles. 92x


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#16 2005-08-24 00:27:44

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Re: How far do people drive to work?

i'm lucky i only have to drive maybe 10 miles each way.banana


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#17 2005-08-24 00:31:43

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Re: How far do people drive to work?

akaryrye wrote:

I walk to work banana  I work a half a block away from where I live, its awesome

I hate you.  In fact, we all do.


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#18 2005-08-24 06:15:34

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Re: How far do people drive to work?

HEHE i got you all beat.. Only one problem... I get called into work all the time..

Only take sme three minutes driving.LOL  prolly .2 miles.

Save alot on gas...which is good. mad


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#19 2005-08-24 14:16:57

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Re: How far do people drive to work?

I picked up my Aero on 6/2/05, and have about 5100 mi on the clock now.  Burlington Twp NJ to Yardley PA via I-295N (~20 mi each way), plus I drive the car any time I get a chance, sometimes just to drive, sometimes late at night to do some data logging, etc. 

When I lived in MA a few yrs ago, I commuted from Wilmington MA to the Clock Tower Building in Maynard (93N to 495S to avoid getting stuck in the Rt 95 beltway "parking lot" in the morning - lots of good highway races then).   I don't recall the commuting mileage but it usually took me ~40+ min to get to work and back in light traffic, averaging 80+ mph on the highways.

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#20 2005-08-24 22:55:30

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Re: How far do people drive to work?

3 miles each way, nice windy 2-lane mountain road. Takes about 5 minutes, less if I see the local cop at the start of the commute. banana

However, my buddies at work like my car so much that I usually end up driving to lunch. Who am I to say no? lol


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#21 2005-08-25 08:49:39

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Re: How far do people drive to work?

5 miles each way.  no real traffic.  maybe 3 mins on the way home.

its great.  makes me so happy i get to use my car mostly for fun!


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#22 2005-08-25 14:12:17

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Re: How far do people drive to work?

0 miles...each way.

I walk from my bedroom to my office down the hall big_smile


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#23 2005-08-25 15:07:43

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Re: How far do people drive to work?

I drive 4 miles to the bus stop and take the bus from Calvert County, MD into DC which runs about 50 minutes to an hour.  It sure beats sitting in traffic, I love it.


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#24 2005-08-25 22:37:33

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Re: How far do people drive to work?

saabarudriver wrote:

I drive 4 miles to the bus stop and take the bus from Calvert County, MD into DC which runs about 50 minutes to an hour.  It sure beats sitting in traffic, I love it.

I am just like that too.

I used to live in Owings Mills, and had to work in DC. The one way distance is 62 miles, so I had to rent a separate apartment in Crystal City and took Metro In. Now I moved to Columbia, the one way distance is 33.2 miles. But now I like to drive for 2 miles to the bus stop and sleep my way to DC. That's really good!

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#25 2005-09-05 18:20:53

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Re: How far do people drive to work?

STI4theSlowGuy wrote:

5 miles each way.  no real traffic.  maybe 3 mins on the way home.

its great.  makes me so happy i get to use my car mostly for fun!

ditto!!!  im also 5 miles each way. banana


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