Commute Times

In: Housing Interactive Maps

9 Jul 2012

Trulia now maps commute times in cities around the country.

One of the reasons I love DC: You can get just about anywhere in less than 30 minutes


6 Responses to Commute Times



July 9th, 2012 at 1:30 pm

I just checked the map for my city (Austin, Tx). It’s a bit pessimistic for some commutes I know well.



July 9th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

In what universe could you EVER get from one end of DC to another in less than 30 minutes? This is insane. I call shenanigans.



July 9th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

It’s totally off for Orange County, CA. My commute home from work takes 25 mins max and it this site shows 60 minutes+. That would be accurate for the *other* direction. Maybe they’re doing some kind of averaging of the congestion in both directions?



July 9th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

I am with Chris on this one.

Having lived in DC for a bunch of years, I can assure you, you can barely make it across the 14th St. Bridge in less then 30 minutes during rush hour. (Off rush hour, it is more like 45 seconds.)

Seriously though, last time I was in the DC area, it took me over 15 minutes to go from Slaters Lane to King Street through Old Town Alexandria. A whopping distance of about 2 miles. And, this was not just one single time, it was every day.



July 10th, 2012 at 2:01 pm

It’s about right for commutes within the city judging from my experience, although obviously there are days you’d get stuck in traffic. But you could get places even faster by bike. And sane people would take metro if the destination and origin are both reasonably close to stations.



July 10th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Totally off for New York City, underestimating car times and overestimating train times. It assumes open roads when I could sit in traffic at a tunnel for a tunnel even at midnight.

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