A lot of you here know this but my "commute" is quite different, I have to drive to the Denver Airport and take 2 flights to get to Puerto Rico and 2 to get back. I do this every week or two, since 2016. It has been fun, might get tired of this in a few years. The rest I do remotely.What is your work commute and commuting history?
Thought it might be kind of fun and/or enlightening to share commuting stories from around the US. What is your current work commute and how has your commuting pattern evolved over time? If you work at home, that is cool too. How did you pull that off? The more varied the commute stories the better If you no longer commute tell us some past war stories.
The Wash DC area has really bad traffic and rush hour lasts about four hours every morning and evening. I have done it all in the way of commuting to work in the Wash DC area over the last 40 years; private car, carpool, 15 passenger vanpool, commuter train, subway, public bus, and bicycle. Currently, I am semi-retired and do a pretty reasonable 15 mile/30 minute commute each way two or three work days per week. I drive myself in my own vehicle. From Apr-Oct I do about 50% of my commutes by bicycle and enjoy that as a decent form of exercise. Been doing the fair-weather bike commute thing for a dozen years now. From 1986 to 1999 I commuted 70 miles each way mostly on I95 in northern Virginia. UGLY commute with horrendous traffic, once saw two angry commuters jump out of their cars and brawl on exit ramp asphalt, but the pretty community I lived in was great on the weekends and was a cheap place to raise kids. Best commute I ever had was from 1999 to 2005, 18 mins by my own vehicle to free parking at office.
Two years later and I'm still happy with it although the 2 to 3 times per week is down to pretty much 2 times per week.Last 15 years I lived .75 miles (5 minutes) from my office and commuted 1 to 2 times per week to my ski/bike/hike house. As of last Tuesday,. I now live at my ski house, sold my place in Denver and commute 70 miles each way 2 to 3 times per week. Happy with it so far, ask me again in April 2018.