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Commuting & traffic  

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  1. 1. How long is your commute (1 way) to work?

    • Under 10 minutes
    • 10-29 minutes
    • 30-45 minutes
    • 45 minutes - 1 1/2 hours
    • I work from home
    • I don't work
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  2. 2. How to you usually travel to work?

    • By car by myself
    • By carpool or van pool
    • Bus
    • Rail / Subway or some other public transit not listed
    • I work from home
    • I don't work
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  3. 3. Would you rather....

    • Live close to work, pay more & have a smaller home
    • Live far from work, have an inexpensive & big home
    • Who needs shelter anyway?


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Germany
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Hubby and I are looking for a place closer to work, but disgusted by pricing. Discuss!


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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I wonder how many answers would change after Congress passes "Cap 'n' Tax," which would raise the price of a gallon of gasoline to as high as $7, by some estimates.


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06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

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10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

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04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Prior to 'working remote' - I always got a place within biking distance of the office (less than 5 miles).

Been remote for 10 years now, but still maintain corporate office space somewhere in town - go there twice a month to do silly things like sign checks, have face to face staff meetings. I domicile in Houston, Liverpool, Wuhan and Chengdu, with office space in Liverpool and Houston. The office space in Liverpool is about a 10 minute bus ride from my flat. About 4 times a year, I 'camp out' in smaller towns, doing some agricultural processing as well.

I enjoy being remote, would never give it up. My hours are stretched beyond 'normal' though - as I've 3 continents to cover remotely - but them afternoon naps are useful, always.

If you are truly contemplating finding a place closer to work, and yer budget is tight - be on the lookout for some 'house sitting' scenario, instead. Finding these is never easy, rarely find proper house-sit via the internet.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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I wonder how many answers would change after Congress passes "Cap 'n' Tax," which would raise the price of a gallon of gasoline to as high as $7, by some estimates.

i don't see homeowners selling just to move closer, they'll just have to suck it up - and i'll be one of them. fortunately, it's less than a gallon of gas each way, so total per day (nessa and i) would run about 3 gallons. hefty, i know, we'd survive that if it was the only thing - the increase in everything else is particularly worrisome, as pretty much everything goes up with an increase in gas prices.


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Filed: Other Country: Afghanistan
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i don't see homeowners selling just to move closer, they'll just have to suck it up - and i'll be one of them. fortunately, it's less than a gallon of gas each way, so total per day (nessa and i) would run about 3 gallons. hefty, i know, we'd survive that if it was the only thing - the increase in everything else is particularly worrisome, as pretty much everything goes up with an increase in gas prices.

Wasn't there an official reversal of urban migration in 2007 or 08? From suburbia to urban areas?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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I answered for my husband as well. A normal non-rush hour drive takes about 25 minutes. Commuting to and from work during rush hour takes about 1 1/2 hours. He leaves at 6:30 and gets to work by 8. He generally leaves work around 6 and gets home between 7 and 7:30. He drives as we are beyond any public transportation options. For a while he was able to take an express bus at the Interstate which just meant a 2 mile drive, but they discontinued the late bus so it left before he finished work. Even with the late bus there was a few times I had to drive 15 miles to the nearest subway (MARTA) station and pick him up there as he had missed the bus due to meetings at work. While moving closer might shorten the time it wouldn't reduce the traffic - the heaviest part of it is approaching the city and not out where we live (about 22 miles south of Atlanta).


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  1. 45-90 minutes: breaks down as 25 minutes walk (2.1 km/1.3 mi) to metro, and 37 minute ride on metro.
  2. far, larger home


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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Right now my commute is 10-15 minutes by car. I'm able to come home for lunch every day and spend time with the baby, which has really been invaluable to me. I'm actually looking at a new job in downtown Boston (we're out in the suburbs now), which will be at least an hour commute each way with traffic. I've run some numbers and I don't think I'll even consider it unless they add 15 or 20K to my salary. It really makes a difference working so close to home, especially when you have kids.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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Wasn't there an official reversal of urban migration in 2007 or 08? From suburbia to urban areas?

mighta been. mine and nessa's drive is about 15-20 min one way, about 21 miles one way. if one is going to sell, i'd suspect they'd probably live an hour's drive or more away. i can't see selling to save just 30-45 minutes of commute as the realtor fees would eat up any cost savings for years.

Right now my commute is 10-15 minutes by car. I'm able to come home for lunch every day and spend time with the baby, which has really been invaluable to me. I'm actually looking at a new job in downtown Boston (we're out in the suburbs now), which will be at least an hour commute each way with traffic. I've run some numbers and I don't think I'll even consider it unless they add 15 or 20K to my salary. It really makes a difference working so close to home, especially when you have kids.

agreed. nessa is able to go see baby boy on her lunch hour if she wants to, he's about 5 minutes drive from either of us while we're at work.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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I just got a new job that's only 6 miles from our house; living close to work is wonderful, especially after commuting the last year 45-55 minutes ONE way. I'm looking foward to not spending so much time on the highway. It makes you realize how valuable your time is, and of course I'll save about $30/week on gas.


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03/2011 - Citizenship approved

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