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commute question in geneva

my husband will be working next to old town, in the mall on rue de la confederacion. we have looked at housing and found something in vesenaz. however i do really like some of the villages on the other side of the lake, like coppet, although he would have to cross the bridge. which side of the lake is an easier commute?
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Old 20.05.2011, 06:35
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Re: commute question in geneva

Just a question : did you look a map of Geneva ? or Google Earth ? to know how was the town and the different locations that interest you ?
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Re: commute question in geneva

As a general rule, as noted already in some other threads, if you work on rive gauche better to have housing on rive gauche, if you work on rive droite better to have housing on rive droite. The commute across the bridges is generally horrendus at rush hours. Even going a small distance in this area can amount to a significant amount of time blocked in traffic.

That being said, a lot depends on the mode of transport--car, walk, train, bus, bike, mouette, etc..? If working at confederation center, that is pretty central and you will find a lot of people commuting there from all directions. For example, know many people who commute to GVA by train from Canton vaud (ie. coppet and further) arrive Cornavin and walk to confederation center. Beleive it or not, it is generally faster to walk this route now than take the bus/tram with all the congestion.
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Re: commute question in geneva

For a commute to the Confederation Centre I would definitely opt for the Coppet side. The trains are frequent into Geneva and it is just a 10-15 minute walk down. Or living even closer around the Bellevue, Genthod area is nice.

The buses from Vesenaz are few and far between, perhaps more during rush hour.

Either side is hellish driving!! Good luck!!
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