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How do you get to work/college

Discussion in 'Polling Station' started by AJ, Jan 4, 2007.

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How do you travel to work/College

  1. Car

    61.8%
  2. Train

    14.7%
  3. Bus

    11.8%
  4. Walk

    20.6%
  5. Bike/motorbike

    11.8%
  6. Other

    2.9%
  1. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    I have to travel by car as there are no direct public transport links to the town I work in.
     
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  2. zimbo
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    zimbo Petabyte Poster

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    i walk to uni... i can make even after a night out... :biggrin :biggrin :biggrin

    Home to Work - 35m

    For everything else there is underground! 8) 8)
     
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  3. zebulebu

    zebulebu Terabyte Poster

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    I walk (5 mins) to the bus stop, get a bus (15 mins) to the station, get a train (30 mins) to central London, get a tube (20 mins), then walk (5 mins) to work.

    Its an absolute bastard of a journey as well - although marginally better than when I had to drive from South to West London (Croydon to Southall) - which took an hour and a half (on a good day)

    I wish I worked near to home - but getting a decent paying IT job in Croydon is impossible, and the other areas nearby that WOULD give me a salary (ahem) 'commensurate with my experience and knowledge' are utter, utter shitholes (Crawley, Gatwick, Redhill)

    I do miss being able to drive in though - when i was consulting I had a company car and the MD was generous enough to let us use them basically whenever we wanted - all fuel paid.
     
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  4. noelg24

    noelg24 Terabyte Poster

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    well so far I am the only one who cycles to work...but I love it...saves money on public transport and dont get held up in traffic...:biggrin
     
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  5. Mr.Cheeks

    Mr.Cheeks 1st ever Gold Member! Gold Member

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    i drive - i hate public transport, i would ride (only in the Summer), but the drivers around here are soo inconsiderate...

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  6. BosonMichael
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    I have to drive. If something breaks in one of our remote locations and I can't remote in to fix it, I have to travel to the site.
     
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  7. twizzle

    twizzle Gigabyte Poster

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    I drive as its 35mile each way! i prefer the freedom of a car plus public transport would take too long to get there if it actually did anyway!
     
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  8. Baba O'Riley

    Baba O'Riley Gigabyte Poster

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    I can't walk as it's a 25 mile trip each way. Trains would take me and hour and a half just to get to Bristol Temple Meads and I still need to get to the south of the city (my company do put on a free bus from Temple Meads to our office but it would make my journey two hours each way at least). Buses have the same problem as the trains.

    Also, another consideration is the cost. If I go in on my own it costs me about £5 per day in petrol and another £5 on the Severn Bridge. That's only slightly more than a train ticket and if I'm car sharing the cost is halved. It isn't worth messing about with public transport.
     
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  9. Phoenix
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    Phoenix 53656e696f7220 4d6f64

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    I currently use a combination of walking, buses and trains! it can be a bit of a nightmare as the trains are a pile of **** at the best of times
    the rest is ok

    walk to bus stop
    bus to station
    train to wimbledon
    train to surbiton
    bus to near work
    walk to work

    i used to cycle when i worked in victoria and it was a 7 mile trip each way took only 15 mins though, very nice, however its a bit more of an out the way place to get too this new place, i am considerating re doing my CBT and getting a motorbike tho just to cut down my journey time
     
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  10. UCHEEKYMONKEY
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    UCHEEKYMONKEY R.I.P - gone but never forgotten. Gold Member

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    I used to cycle until my bike was stolen.
    It's 15 mile journey to work so I drive 14 miles and park the car 1 mile away from the city centre (free parking) and walk to work:biggrin

    Like Noel says Cycling is better than public transport and you not held up by traffic, so will probably go back to cycling.:biggrin
     
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  11. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    I currently drive to work, although plan to walk once the weather perks up a bit. I can walk in about half and hour.
     
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  12. Vendetta

    Vendetta Nibble Poster

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    15 minutes walk but that's bound to change in the near future.
     
  13. csx

    csx Megabyte Poster

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    I drive to work, can't stand public transport!
     
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  14. Bluerinse
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    Bluerinse Exabyte Poster

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    I have had to drive to work for the past 35 years, it's always been a case of having to, as I need my tools and I have to carry spares and stuff - too much to cart around on public transport.

    Here I work from home but when I do go on-site I need my car. My car is an extention of me much like my PCs, without them I am lost.
     
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  15. tripwire45
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    tripwire45 Zettabyte Poster

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    I drive to work because I live in America where the car is king. :tongue

    Actually, public transportation in my corner of the world sux. I considered biking to work but this time of year, ice on the road would be hazardous. Maybe I'll take a shot at it when spring comes.
     
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  16. Jakamoko
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    Jakamoko On the move again ...

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    Car, as also 35 miles each way, and too far out the city to get any useful public transport / park&ride options. I did used to have a 2 way (3 at one point) car-share, but sadly they moved on, and it's just me now.

    I do have the decency to feel guilty about driving a car with empty seats, but do actively try to reduce my emissions elsewhere. Plus, ye cannae beat chilling in your own car, with your own music, and no-one else's crap in yer ear !! :biggrin
     
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  17. nugget
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    nugget Junior toady

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    I ride my motorcycle every day that I can and only take the bus when it's snowing.
     
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