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thinking of moving out about - not used to commuting
Its a little bit annoying
Might move closer.
which they often aren't. I wouldn't be able to do anything longer than that and if I leave this job it'll be for something closer to home for sure.
I don't know how long I'll be able to keep it up for.
if I walk slowly
Drives me mad. Currently it's about 30 mins. Would not like it to be much more.
I walk in to work. Takes me an hour. Burn 500 calories a day walking to work and back meaning I don't have to waste time exercising elsewhere.
If I had to train it to work, I would use that as excuse to read or do something else constructive. I don't get a lot of reading time these days.
Plenty of ways you can use the commuting time to get something else in.
rather than doing something you actually want to do. Whether I cycle or catch the train, it's still half an hour each way that I've lost. Same journey every time, such a boring thing to do.
Unless you live in your place of work you'll always have to travel to work in some capacity, so it seems a tad futile to always view it negatively.
is spent sitting down. It's pretty easy you know.
which lines are you using?
Recently broke my leg
Stuff like that I expect
although when we had snow-mageddon earlier this year, my journey home took THIRTEEN HOURS! I'm never complaining about the traffic ever again.
each way. Even if I drive rather than tube.
It's fine to be honest. Don't really notice it.
1.5 - 2 hrs a day over the last 7 months. Will be about 25-40 mins now I have a bike again.
fucking off again now
25-35 minutes running, depending which route I take.
40+ minutes by car.
11 minutes by scooter involves some law breaking.
When I lived in town I used to walk, took me an hour each way. Like GetOffMyLawn says, was great exercise and meant I could pretty much listen to a full album each way. Not wasted time at all.
I don't know where I'd put a limit on time. Probably an hour, because it's a round number.
Will likely be looking at 1 hour each way at least in DA FEWCHA
Wouldn't want it much more than that. Used to have a 2 hour commute each way. That was well shit.
So I have a total 4h commute most days. Which wilst not being all that great does means I get a lot of time to listen to new music each day.
I wouldn't want to drive 90 mins each way but being sat on a train where you can read/watch tv/sleep isn't so bad
Have considered moving out of town and what an hour's commute would be like - don't think it's so much the time that would bother me (as others have said, you can read/listen to music/watch films), more the reliance on public transport. The best thing about cycling to work is the independance...
and wondering how long I could count for
maximum i'd consider would be 30 minutes, spending any more than that just getting somewhere you don't particularly want to go is utterly soul destroying, especially if it's on public transport
That's about two hours each way door to door, on a good day. I got so much reading done though, i never really saw it as lost time.
I have to change trains once each way too.
including the line going completely fucked at Virginia Water which is a station with NO ACTUAL STAFF, that was fun
but yeah i read and listen to music and that so it's fine
Those 14 steps from my bedroom up to my office are a proper ballache.
Not so bad now the days are longer, but December and January were the awful and really made me feel pretty low. It was horrible to arrive at work in the dark and leave in the dark and drive all the way.
2 hours each way must be a massive slog, not sure I could do that. Depends how good the job / money is I suppose.
But I think that my maximum tolerable commute is dependent on what mode of transport it is and how busy it is.
Train where I can sit down and read - 1 hour
Walk or cycle where I can get some exercise - half an hour
Single tube journey where I can stand - 45 minutes
Car journey that isn't busy - 30 minutes
Car journey that is busy - 0 minutes
Bus journey - 0 minutes (I get travel sick on buses)
Journey that involves changes or waits - 45 minutes
My previous commute was an hour, with two changes, and I didn't like that.
Standing on the tube = 15 minutes tops for me. And that job has to be fucking worth it for me to do that.
I get on at Leytonstone and can always get a spot standing in the aisle, so I don't get squashed. Changing on the tube or joining it somewhere in zone 1 (or even 2) is a no-no.
Standing up on the tube is one of my least favourite things to do. Hate it hate it hate it.
It was 30 minutes but the distance by car was 2 miles. Soul destroyingly dull start and end to the day sat in traffic from the second I switched the engine on. I was spending too much on petrol for the mileage I was getting and was getting far too angry with rush hour drivers and traffic lights for my own good.
and you drived? You lazy fucker
Or at the very least being reasonably presentable for visitors - I sweat with the slightest activity so walking/cycling just wasn't a good idea being that there was no shower. I hated the job anyway.
or two buses - around 90 minutes
so, 25 minute cycle
it's alright since I can read for most of it, plus the view along a lot of the overground is actually quite nice.
Which section are you on? I think that Shadwell to Dalston is my favourite bit...
although my entire journey actually goes all the way from Highbury and Islington to Canada Water or Shadwell if I fancy the DLR
The time it takes to walk home if the buses are being annoying.
30 if I'm on crutches/in pain
i have to be willing to travel 90mins each way. So 90 mins.
I kind of resent that though as i'm applying for minimum wage stuff and i'd rather not travel 3 hours a day as well
will cost you shitloads of money.
most likely walking/bike though