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Thread: What's your average commute?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2012

    What's your average commute?

    My average commute in the past six years has been right around 10 miles to and from work. Over the past three years I have began using an electric bicycle that can travel up to 25 mph, though I've had it up to 33 (wheeee). It has a range of 10-15 miles on a 4 hour charge... The kit was $329.00 for the 500 watt front wheel mounted motor with the 36volt battery pack, a $100.00 bicycle from a local bike shop and I've traveled over 5,000+ miles in the last three years on it. For the price of making a pot of coffee a day I have urban travel w/o the high costs of owning and operating a combustion engine vehicle.

    What's your average commute... have you considered alternatives to your current transportation?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    My commute now is on the bus, about 15 minutes one way. I get an "eco pass" from work and it's great. For 18 years my commute was 15 minutes walking, but I moved, fortunately to a place where the bus works well. For 25 years I didn't even own a car, but now I have a Subaru and I drive it about 10 miles a month. I really feel sorry for people who spend hours driving in traffic, and I wish it was easier to get out of that horrible situation.
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