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Old November 10th, 2007, 07:16 PM   #101
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Old November 10th, 2007, 07:25 PM   #102
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Old November 10th, 2007, 07:37 PM   #103
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Well, it is kinda easy in such a small country Though there are still 2 provinces where i've been only one time; Groningen in the north and Limburg in the south. I'd love to drive there but fares that far are rare unfortunately.
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Old November 13th, 2007, 08:45 PM   #104
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A friend of my works in Utrecht and lives 10km away in Houten. It took him 120 minutes to reach his home today...
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Old November 13th, 2007, 10:23 PM   #105
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A friend of my works in Utrecht and lives 10km away in Houten. It took him 120 minutes to reach his home today...
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Old November 14th, 2007, 01:02 AM   #106
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I live in Maribor, Slovenia.

I have 5,6 km to my faculty. Bus costs me 1€, and fare duration is 15-25 min.
I usually go with my car. I usually drive for 10 min (during traffic congestion up to 20min).

(It is quite nice in Slovenia, because cities are small)
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Old November 14th, 2007, 01:35 AM   #107
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Today: Culemborg-Utrecht-Amsterdam and back: 4 hours and 30 minutes
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Old November 15th, 2007, 09:17 PM   #108
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Another commute this time, i had a to go to Zaandam (just north of Amsterdam) for my work with a co-worker.

Around 11 am we got stuck in a traffic jam on the A1 westbound near Hilversum.

The way back was worse, the A1 was fully jammed between Amsterdam and interchange Muiderberg, eastbound. It took me 3 hours to complete the 130km between Zaandam and Zwolle...
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Old November 15th, 2007, 09:45 PM   #109
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Cborg didn't say, that the distance between Culemborg and Amsterdam is 77km
Did you enter Utrecht or pass it by?

What a waste of time! Plannig your route you must take into consideration, that average motorway speed is ~35 km/h. And if someday there are no jams on motorways (ok, that's a tale of iron wolf; now i see, that traffic jams are part of dutch landscape, just like windmills ), you will reach your destination one hour too early. And have to wait and again waste your time...
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Old November 15th, 2007, 09:49 PM   #110
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I had to pick somebody up in Utrecht and bring to Amsterdam, without traffic jams it would take 1,5-2 hours...
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Old November 15th, 2007, 11:37 PM   #111
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My daily commute is from my bedroom through the hallway past the kitchen into my office

But I'm opening an office in the sourth part of NL next week though so then I have to drive 100 km just to get to work. Luckily I'm not bound to '9 to 5' so I will go to work at 10am and get back at 7pm when most traffic has cleared.

If I would go in rush hour by car I would have one of the worst commutes ever:

http://maps.google.nl/maps?f=d&hl=nl...5491&z=10&om=1

Either I have to cross Utrecht, Gouda and Rotterdam or I have to cross Schiphol, Den Haag and Rotterdam...

To give you an impression of what a normal rushhour looks like in the Netherlands:

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Old November 15th, 2007, 11:51 PM   #112
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Des, tell me, how do you avoid traffic jams in the bathroom?
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Old November 15th, 2007, 11:57 PM   #113
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Des, tell me, how do you avoid traffic jams in the bathroom?
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Old January 21st, 2008, 10:37 AM   #114
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I just had a 45 minutes 14km commute in my city.

It was raining, and traffic seems to be jammed everywhere. Getting out of my neighborhood via the 2x2 bypass just took me almost half an hour.
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Old January 21st, 2008, 11:30 AM   #115
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my daily trips:





First I drive the car (red) for about 10 minutes until the train station. From there I use the train (purple) until Barcelona el Clot Aragó station, it takes around 40 minutes. There I walk inside the station until I get to the subway (blue) platforms and there I take a subway train either until the next station (10 minutes, including the walk until the platforms and waiting the train to come), or to the next one, in either case the following step is to wait for a tram (green) and take it during one or two stops (depending on where did I step out of the subway), that's around 15 more minutes. Finally I walk to the unversity entrance for for around 5 minutes. Total commuting time: 1 hour 20 minutes, distance: ~40-45km. Going back home usually takes a little bit more because I have to wait for the train which has a frequency of 30 minutes.
I have a highway that leaves me at walking distance from the university and it passes through the same town where I take the train, but it's hard to find a parking slot (plus it's more expensive and dangerous). But it only takes me 40 minutes then, so I use it only when I have an exam (I go really early in the morning to find a parking slot) or when I have lectures until very late in the afternoon cos then I'm really tired and I don't wanna do all the commuting thing.
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Old January 21st, 2008, 11:41 AM   #116
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Are there a lot of traffic jams on workdays on the motorways of Barcelona? When is was there, it looked pretty efficient, but that was in summertime, so perhaps not very representative.
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Old January 21st, 2008, 08:21 PM   #117
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Yep, there's always a traffic jam during the morning at "Ronda Litoral" (see map) highway, which is the one I use to get there by car.
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Old January 21st, 2008, 10:41 PM   #118
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the only place in Barcelona that is constantly congested is north-east part where Ronda Litoral meets Ronda del Dalt and few km's around
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Old January 21st, 2008, 11:01 PM   #119
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After I got a car it now only takes me ~10min to get to work ( I save roughly 40min daily )

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Old January 21st, 2008, 11:08 PM   #120
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That trip used to be half an hour?
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