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Old October 31st, 2007, 12:51 AM   #61
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I used to see every day and still sometimes see an Audi 80 with Dutch number plates from the bus. I'm sure there are lots of other cars I see quite often, but that one just stood out from the others.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 12:56 AM   #62
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I often see the same Mercedes with Liberian plates.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 01:19 AM   #63
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But then my day on the dutch roads begins. I'm a taxi driver. Fortunately i drive a nice comfortable car
Do you like private driving? Or your job discourages you from driving? I ask that question, because driving is not my job, but i have to drive every day the same route, and sometimes i hate car, road and everyone around.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 01:22 AM   #64
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I love to drive, however traffic jams aren't that pleasant, and i always try to avoid them, but that's like impossible in my country. Usually, every route is jammed
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Old October 31st, 2007, 02:57 AM   #65
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Do you like private driving? Or your job discourages you from driving? I ask that question, because driving is not my job, but i have to drive every day the same route, and sometimes i hate car, road and everyone around.
I love to drive, it's really a hobby of mine, wheiter i'm at work or drive privately. What i like about it is the freedom to go your own way and see new things. But if i had to drive the same route every day it wouldn't be that much fun and i would get irritated too.
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Old October 31st, 2007, 02:26 PM   #66
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When I went to highschool, I used a bus (5.5km ride) and walked another extra 1km:
[IMG]http://i2.************/62p1esl.jpg[/IMG]

But now I have a rare luck to live right next to the university campus...so I walk there for some 10-15min:
[IMG]http://i5.************/53agf3o.jpg[/IMG]



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One of my friends isn't so lucky!

He lives in Slatine...on the island of Čiovo.
This is an one hour, 36km bus ride to the city center:
[IMG]http://i4.************/5y7cm1i.jpg[/IMG]

And then, from the center, he has to take another bus, and ride for some 5km to coledge.

He has to get up at 5.30am, if he wants to come to school in 8am.
Damn...
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Old November 1st, 2007, 07:02 AM   #67
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My commute at the moment is a 9 minute walk :~D
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Old November 1st, 2007, 07:29 AM   #68
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About 35 miles, 45 minutes by car, if I'm in a hurry

Or I'll go to Millbrae and take BART, which takes about 90 minutes

Still cheaper than living at school...
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Old November 1st, 2007, 11:05 AM   #69
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Isn't the Nimitz Freeway jammed often? Or in the other direction?
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Old November 2nd, 2007, 09:15 PM   #70
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Correction to the map, I just noticed, I usually go by 24 and through MLK, less traffic than trying to wrestle through 80/580.

Oop, never mind, the Nimitz is the 880

The 880 is not too bad compared to the 101, there's USUALLY no complete gridlock. And you don't have to get through the Bay Bridge

As for my daily commute, I routinely get held up at the 92 880 interchange for about 5 minutes, but other than that, its usually not bad through 880 and 24. Through the section right before downtown Oakland is occasionally a trouble spot. I might get held up here and there, but usually no more than 15 minutes.

BART gets delayed a lot too, usually 10-15 minutes once every week or couple weeks.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 12:10 AM   #71
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Ups, repeated

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Old November 4th, 2007, 12:17 AM   #72
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That's Málaga. I heard traffic is crazy there.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 12:35 AM   #73
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My commuter trip depends on the season. In winter time I live at the centre of the island, and in summer time I live by the sea. So I live either 32Km away from my Job or I live 55Km away and I have to cross the island of Mallorca.



Some pictures of my way back from work. Once I'me out from Palma, this is my route:

























In winter time, I take this exit. Pavement has been changed since the original's one quality wasn't good enough.























Last year graffitis werent there











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Old November 4th, 2007, 12:39 AM   #74
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I forgot to mention: In winter time it takes me 40 - 45 minutes to get to my job, it's pretty annoying since I have to cross Palma and Ma 20's congestion is really unberable. Instead, I go through the city centre avenues which is way faster. The worst thing is that I have to leave at 7.05 from my garage in order to arrive at job at 07.45 (I have to wait then until 08.00). If I leave at 07.10 I would be late for sure since the road gets congested at that time frame.

Last summer time I worked in Palma too, but closer from the highway I take, so It took me the same time though I made 22 Km more! I just don't know how long it will take me the next summer.

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That's Málaga. I heard traffic is crazy there.
No, it's Mallorca. Málaga roads begin with MA, while Mallorca ones begin with Ma. But traffic over here is crazy too

Sorry I accidentally pressed the submit button while I was editing ^_^

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Old November 4th, 2007, 12:40 AM   #75
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Okay, the Ma prefix caught me then All those damn prefixes How many of them are there actually? Must be in the hundreds, not very clear to foreigners.
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Old November 4th, 2007, 12:52 AM   #76
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I just don't now. Since I live on an island, I only see Mallorca prefix

But I'd say every province, or island, has it's own prefix. So that would be arround 60 prefixes.
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Old November 5th, 2007, 08:43 PM   #77
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A lot of congestion again this afternoon.

White dot = Roundabout which can't handle the traffic
Red = congested (slow to jammed)
Green = free flow

[img]http://i21.************/1zdnbrn.png[/img]

The northern section becomes more and more jammed. I live in a new urban sprawl section which grows every day. It has 15.000 inhabitants now, and is already very congested, and the plans are to grow to 40.000, but no relief for traffic.
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Old November 7th, 2007, 06:20 PM   #78
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Why dont they build circle or tangential roads surrounding cities in many parts of Europe?
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Old November 7th, 2007, 07:01 PM   #79
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Old November 7th, 2007, 08:13 PM   #80
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I met one girl, she told me, she wakes up at 5am and comes to work at 8am. Her commute is 5 min walk, 10 min by tram, 1.30 by train, 20 min by ferry(!!) and 10 min walk. Can you believe that?
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