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Old 09.05.2012, 08:50
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Re: What's your commute?

15 min walk or 10 min bus ride in the morning. Being the lazy moo cow that I am, I take the bus

After work it takes a little longer as I have to go via Kindergarten.

I'm happy with the distance as it's far enough from work to be able to forget about it but close enough to be home nice and early to play with mini-mimi
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Old 09.05.2012, 09:06
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Re: What's your commute?

8 virgins come a lift me off my feet and carry me to a golden chariot pulled by 4 white unicorns. I usually just have some light breakfast during my commute consisting off freshly brewed Kopi Luwak, 9 scrambled 1000 year old eggs, freshly made yoghurt from virgin goat milk mixed with 4 blueberries flown in every morning from Madagascar and a small cup of M-budget juice. I don't really know how long my commute is, but it can't be more than a couple of days.
On a more serious note, door to door it takes me an hour and 25min. I don't mind the commute at all, as I can read news, listen to music etc. The only thing that bothers me, is whenever I get home in the evening, all the shops are closed.

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Old 09.05.2012, 09:17
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Re: What's your commute?

Being a housewife, I roll out of bed and there I am!
In the UK I had a 40 minute drive to work then possibly another 20 minutes if someone was off sick and I was needed to cover at short notice. Some of my work involved visiting people in their homes, so that would mean driving on and off all day.
My husband has a ten minute walk to work as opposed to in the UK an hour's drive every day down busy motorways, then back again in the evening. I know which he prefers. I think working here has reduced his stress levels (and mine) big time.
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Old 09.05.2012, 09:29
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Re: What's your commute?

My OH has a 15-20 min drive to and from Geneva, predicated on leaving early enough/staying late enough to avoid prime rush hour congestion. He is fortunate that his workplace is not deep within the city or on the left side of the lake.
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Old 09.05.2012, 09:36
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Re: What's your commute?

I've got about a 15km drive... on a good day it's about 15-20 minutes from door to parking.... on a bad day when the lake road is clogged it can take 40 minutes easily

or I can take the train which is about 15 minutes and then a 10 min walk.. but hey.. I'm American...I'm attached to my car.


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Old 09.05.2012, 09:38
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Re: What's your commute?

Bicycle (20 km): 50 minutes plus time spend on a shower at work
Train: 55 minutes door to door.
Car: 35-50 minutes depending on the trafic.

The thing is however, I have many times been thinking "I wish I took the bicycle today" while in the car or on the train but never the other way around

So I prefer to take the bicycle with no regards to the weather
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Old 09.05.2012, 10:10
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EDIT... Tex.... are we married?
Egads! What a concept -- married EF members who don't realize that they are both on the forum!

I guess I will have to go to a Geneva EF event that you are attending in order to find out. Kinda reminds me of The Piņa Colada Song!

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Old 09.05.2012, 10:13
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Re: What's your commute?

I'm not much into health food,
I am into champagne
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Old 09.05.2012, 10:14
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Re: What's your commute?

8 minute walk, 4x/day.

Less if I drive, but I rarely drive (only if I need the car or bike for something).

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Old 09.05.2012, 10:18
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As an American, I can say that I am used to long commutes.
I never was when I liven in the US, in fact more than 30 minutes by bicycle was always unacceptable to me. More than that, time to change jobs or house!

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Old 09.05.2012, 10:35
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Re: What's your commute?

9 minute drive, I'm very lucky. Whenever I have to go from Basel to our Zurich office, I always think how much I would hate to do this every day. I would consider a job more than an hour away only if I could work from home most of the time and only show up 1-2 days per week.
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Re: What's your commute?

40 mins cycle to work. 80 mins cycle home. Its around 22kms, but 500m altitude difference. Lucky it's downhill in the morning.

In winter, 10 mins bus or cycle to train, then 18 mins waiting for train to set off(integrated travel system? Yeah, right), then 28 mins on train, then 10 mins walk. So just over an hour, door to door.

If I have the car, 20 mins drive.
Buying a 2nd car would be good, for those bad weather days. But bad, as would end up riding the bike less.
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Old 09.05.2012, 11:20
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Re: What's your commute?

I'm either under 30 min. walk-train-walk or under 20 min. bike (prefer the latter). No car. I used to drive between 30 min. and 1+ hour each way, and did not like it, but sometimes "ya gotta do what ya gotta do" for a season.
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Old 09.05.2012, 11:47
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Re: What's your commute?

17mins motorbike or 23mins cycle from the countryside into Geneva.

When there is ice/snow on the ground the bus/tram combo takes about 50mins + 10mins walking.

This is about as much as I would be prepared to do as I hate the waste of time from long commutes - previously in Cambridge I had a 1min walk for 2 years, and then a 3mins cycle for 3 years
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Re: What's your commute?

5 mins by bike which is long enough for me

GF used to be 5 mins by bike but she now does 2 hours each way by train

But she does get to work at home one day and stays over one day so only 3 return trips per week.
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Re: What's your commute?

Work from home most of the time, travel around Europe from time to time.

Go to office once or twice in a month (1hour by train), but would manage to leave before 4pm to be back home and prepare dinner for kids.

My hudband does a 12min bus commute with kids.
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Re: What's your commute?

Actually after acquiring the 'new' iPad, I'm thinking a decent commute might be an idea (say to Basel every day) so I get to use the thing! Also about time I changed jobs...

Fifteen years ago I had a morning commute of IIRC 1hr 45mins, going from one banlieue into Paris before going to another banlieue. Evening was shorter (sometimes 1h 15mins). I really hated that and said to myself 'never again' - the time itself was bad enough, but it was not a nice commute. Next two jobs were in Paris, I moved to Paris and had door to door commutes of 20-35 minutes. And at the end, with the Velib scheme I could choose to take the metro or grab a bike as and when I wanted!

Here the commute is 35-45 minutes going up to an 1h if connections are bad.

I don't think I could ever go to work in London again!

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Old 09.05.2012, 13:10
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in my case, it was not an opportunity that i was likely to get again so i was happy to make some sacrifices for a couple of years to get the chance to do it and gain the experience. i have to say i don't regret it one bit.

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Hi Phil,

I notice you spend less time on the forum with your new job! It must have a long probation period!
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40 mins cycle to work. 80 mins cycle home. Its around 22kms, but 500m altitude difference. Lucky it's downhill in the morning.
C'mon, dig in...
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Re: What's your commute?

Commuting is exhausting but I try to vary my routine. Working from home is great for making best use of my time - fewer interruptions, etc. Spread your working time over fewer days but of course that depends on business needs, manager etc. If possible, I use public transport which gives me time to catch up on reading....or sleeping but always remember to set an alarm so you get off at the right destination.
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