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Old October 30th, 2007, 04:25 AM   #21
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I'm lucky, b/c roads I can use (and it's even the shortest route) aren't congested even in rush hours. So my 4 km take me only 10 minutes by car (hm, why's that just 24 km/h, when it feels much faster). There's one exception in rush hours though: after closing a bridge a couple of years ago, there's just one bridge left for my whole neighborhood, so I need 10-15 minutes for it alone (in rushhours, but I don't wake up so early ). By bus, it takes me half an hour outside rush hours and 1 hour in rush hours.
Oh, and my map (the first 0.5 km left out out of personal reasons, hehe). Start is by the in-rush-hours problematic bridge (it's hard to get out of my "island"):

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Old October 30th, 2007, 06:13 AM   #22
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Here's my commute to school, from my house in North Gloucester, on the eastern edge of Ottawa, to the University of Ottawa in Sandy Hill, which is just east of Centreville (downtown).



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Blue: Walking (1.1 km) This is my most common route when I go to school, as it takes me directly to the Transitway (grade separated BRT and bus-only lanes on the highway), which then goes straight to school. Takes me 10-12 minutes.

Red: Transitway bus, route 95 Fallowfield\Baseline (10.1 km). Frequency is 3-5 minutes during most of the day on weekdays, and is very fast though sometimes crowded. It's usually about 15 minutes to campus, though it can be as quick as 10 on good days.

Green: Alternate bus up Ogilvie Road, routes 2, 124, 127 and 128 (2.4 km). Frequency is every 10 minutes or less on weekdays. I'm more likely to take this when I'm on my way home, or if it's raining or far to cold to walk. Takes about 10 minutes.

My total time to campus (~12 km) is about 25 minutes, most days, though I've done it in as few as 15 on occasion, if I hit connections right.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 08:40 AM   #23
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My commute for the last 2.5 years consisted of 4 km street driving and 28 km of motorway driving. The first 10 km of the motorway (US-50) around 07:00-08:00 resembled more a parking lot with the speed varying from 0 to 40 km/h Then it became easier, and I could actually reach 80 km/h sometimes. The total distance was 32 km and in the morning it usually took about 40-50 minutes to get to school. In the afternoon, it was better because I hit the road before the rush hour began.




Starting with this autumn semester, I walk for 15 minutes to my class and could never been happier considering that the benzine prices reach $0.87/litre
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Old October 30th, 2007, 09:35 AM   #24
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Starting with this autumn semester, I walk for 15 minutes to my class and could never been happier considering that the benzine prices reach $0.87/litre
Dutch benzine price is $ 2,1/litre
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Old October 30th, 2007, 01:41 PM   #25
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I live in the Nordwest district in Copenhagen and work downtown - I usually take the bus - it takes about 25min

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Bus 5A ( we just got brand new buses on the line - haven't taken any pics yet )
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You work in Tivoli? Are you the guy that sells the polsers?
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Old October 30th, 2007, 02:17 PM   #26
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Since everybody's making maps and all :
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Old October 30th, 2007, 02:21 PM   #27
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Dutch benzine price is $ 2,1/litre
The most expensive prices in the EU, aren't they?
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Old October 30th, 2007, 02:27 PM   #28
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i'm not sure, i think Sweden or UK has more expensive in EU. and in Europe the most expensive is in Turkey

edit: you're right, NL is the most expensive in EU
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Old October 30th, 2007, 03:18 PM   #29
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Yeah, it's ridiculous. More than 50% of diesel prices and even more than 60% of benzine prices are going directly to our government, here.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 03:36 PM   #30
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More than 50% of diesel prices and even more than 60% of benzine prices are going directly to our government, here.
One of us would say "our f... government".

BTW: Polish prices:
Benzin = 4,20 PLN = 1,15 EUR = 1,66 USD
Diesel = 4,00 PLN = 1,10 EUR = 1,58 USD
LPG = 2,15 PLN = 0,59 EUR = 0,85 USD
EUR = 3,63 PLN
USD = 2,52 PLN
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Old October 30th, 2007, 03:48 PM   #31
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^ What does PLN stand for? Polski nowi złoty?
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we have protected price of ES95 which is 8,00 HRK (about 1,08 €), but all other are not protected (so currently diesel is only 2 €cents cheaper)
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Old October 30th, 2007, 04:03 PM   #33
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Those are prices for unleaded petrol in the EU in cents/litre in July2007.

Before taxes


After taxes


They are in Spanish but I think it's easy to understand.

I wonder why is such a big difference between Germany and Netherlands before taxes.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 04:04 PM   #34
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^ What does PLN stand for? Polski nowi złoty?
I think yes. Old polish złoty was abbreved as PLZ, and new polish złoty is PLN. Exchange was made in 1995, 1 PLN = 10.000 PLZ. Imagine benzin - 42.000 PLZ
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Old October 30th, 2007, 04:08 PM   #35
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^ Hehe, thanks.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 04:11 PM   #36
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Yeah, and you know what? Our traffic jams are the worst in Europe. Today, we had 110 traffic jams totalling almost 500km of queue. But our country is very small. Gas prices really don't affect the number of drives, people have to go to work you know.

However we already pay the highest price for driving, the government wants to toll all motorways with a congestion charge, from 3 cents on non-congested roads, to 14 cents on congested roads per kilometer.

If that will be deployed, some lower income classes are better off unemployed with an unemployment compensation, then driving to work everyday.
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Old October 30th, 2007, 04:14 PM   #37
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I commute from my house in Shrewsbury to Birmingham, UK



My commute is:

1) Walk to Shrewsbury train station, 1km, 10 minutes

2) train to Birmingham New Street Station, 75km, 1 hour

3) Walk from Station to my office 1.5km, 15 minutes

Then the same in reverse each evening

Total time with waiting for train about 3H00 each day, I do this 4 days per week

Cost is £1,450 ($3,000) per year for the train ticket plus shoe leather
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Old October 30th, 2007, 04:19 PM   #38
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that's quite a commute. Isn't a car faster/cheaper? I can drive 24.000 km or 15.000 miles for that amount of money. (fuel only).
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Old October 30th, 2007, 04:27 PM   #39
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Yeah, and you know what? Our traffic jams are the worst in Europe. Today, we had 110 traffic jams totalling almost 500km of queue. But our country is very small. Gas prices really don't affect the number of drives, people have to go to work you know.

However we already pay the highest price for driving, the government wants to toll all motorways with a congestion charge, from 3 cents on non-congested roads, to 14 cents on congested roads per kilometer.

If that will be deployed, some lower income classes are better off unemployed with an unemployment compensation, then driving to work everyday.
I never realized the Dutch situation was that bad, it sounds like the US. I was always under the impression that NL had an excellent rail/mass transit system.
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However we already pay the highest price for driving, the government wants to toll all motorways with a congestion charge, from 3 cents on non-congested roads, to 14 cents on congested roads per kilometer.

If that will be deployed, some lower income classes are better off unemployed with an unemployment compensation, then driving to work everyday.
And why don't they think of improving the infraestructure (both for public and private traffic)?

Ouch, I have forgotten they are politicians. It's better for them to increase the taxes than to manage better the current funds.
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