How long is your daily commute?

How long is your daily commute (each way)?

  • Less than 10 minutes

    Votes: 40 11.0%
  • 10-19 minutes

    Votes: 55 15.1%
  • 20-39 minutes

    Votes: 51 14.0%
  • 40-59 minutes

    Votes: 53 14.5%
  • 60-89 minutes

    Votes: 9 2.5%
  • 90-120 minutes

    Votes: 6 1.6%
  • more than two hours

    Votes: 4 1.1%
  • I don't commute to work

    Votes: 147 40.3%

  • Total voters
    365

bwana

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According to this article South African's are spending up to 59 hours per year sitting in traffic. How long is your daily commute each way?
 

bwana

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My worst commutes were from the midlands in the UK to London 3x a week - 2 hours each way, and driving across Manhattan from New Jersey to Long Island every day for a summer job - up to 2.5 hours each way.
 

elf_lord_ZC5

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20-25 minutes each way .... , so 40-50 minutes a day, both ways, depending on how many idiots are on the road, doing stupid thoughtless acts.
 

MightyQuin

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My worst commutes were from the midlands in the UK to London 3x a week - 2 hours each way, and driving across Manhattan from New Jersey to Long Island every day for a summer job - up to 2.5 hours each way.
Yep...but then again a horse-and-carriage were slowing things down in those days.
 

Creag

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I WFH. There are many days when I would like to commute. Before WFH, my commute was around 50 minutes each way.
 

Datura

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It took me a minute to drag my ass and my laptop from the bedroom to the patio. Then I realised I had forgotten to make coffee so I had to go all the way back to the kitchen. 5 minutes.

My last 2 years working in Cape Town CBD commuting from Gordon's bay was HELL. Between 90 minutes to 3 hours one way.
 

dj_jyno

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My last 2 years working in Cape Town CBD commuting from Gordon's bay was HELL. Between 90 minutes to 3 hours one way.
I feel your pain. Between 1 hour and 2 hours to the office, but averaging about 80 minutes. When I go home and traffic is light, 30 minutes.
 

PhireSide

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WFH currently, but prior to that, about 8 - 10 minutes each way
 

Datura

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I feel your pain. Between 1 hour and 2 hours to the office, but averaging about 80 minutes. When I go home and traffic is light, 30 minutes.
It was fine for years. I was using the Business Express for about 4 years which was great at first (1 hour each way and the Golden Arrow bus 1 hour 15 minutes each way). The trains became so unreliable and the N2 just over congested. Eventually I started leaving home at 9am to get to work before 10am and then leaving work at ~7pm just to avoid the madness. And when there is a big accident on the N2... you sit like a fscking nana!
 

Sepeng

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School commute can get busy - the school is like 5 minutes away, but once inside it can take another 15 depending.
My kid is trained to tuck and roll out the car, I barely slow down in the drop off zone if I can help it.
 

dj_jyno

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Eventually I started leaving home at 9am to get to work before 10am and then leaving work at ~7pm just to avoid the madness. And when there is a big accident on the N2... you sit like a fscking nana!
Sounds familiar. I rarely leave the office before 18:00. I don't even bother trying the N2 past the R300 in the morning - I rather take my chances with the N1.

Starting to wean my colleagues off having me available every day of the week - started working from home once a week.
 
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