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January 9, 2006 at 9:38 am #4924
Whats yours like? I’ve heard some horror stories. When I was in Dublin I had to go from Clondalkin to C.Centre to Eastpoint (loooooong).
Then Karma kicked in Dundee – it was simply a 10 minute bus journey to get to work.
Now its back to ‘teh suck’ Liverpool to Runcorn. It takes me about 1.5 hrs to get to work.
Whats yours like?
January 9, 2006 at 10:28 am #28670
an hour to an hour and a half each way…But I do get from Dublin to Maynooth in the time!
January 9, 2006 at 10:29 am #28671
Used to be a 8 minute drive, but I’ve moved now so its a 25 minute drive.
I can’t complain :)
January 9, 2006 at 10:42 am #28673
used to have an 8 minute walk .. that was amazing
then bought a house and its and hour + 1/2 each way .. sometimes more if it’s bad ..
not full time anymore tho .. so it doesn’t bother me ..
only went in for a week in jan and it’ll be the same in feb
gives me plenty of time for the work from home bliss
January 9, 2006 at 10:47 am #28675
It takes me around 30 minutes to get into town each day by bus. I have no idea what happened. It used to take up to an hour!
If I get into Queen’s, then my journey will be shortened by ten minutes. Woo! That’s right, my academic decisions are made on commuting time. :wink:
January 9, 2006 at 11:21 am #28676
I live 5 minutes down the road from work….
January 9, 2006 at 12:09 pm #28681
I am seeing a few 1.5 hr commutes. It seriously affects quality of life.
I’d love to work from home [aka ‘the holy grail’] for some of the week…sit on me arse at home or at work…I’d be more productive methinks.
January 9, 2006 at 12:30 pm #28683
20-25 minutes on the motorway. Although one the guys here commutes from Derby to Solihull. killer journey i reckon.
January 9, 2006 at 12:42 pm #28686
2mins from my bed to my lectures… :D
January 9, 2006 at 12:46 pm #28687
Dont worry Giz, you’ll have this all to look forward to…
January 9, 2006 at 12:49 pm #28688
So I’m told…
Although right now my only things to look forward to (read: worry about) are two weeks of exams and three months of hardcore project work….
January 9, 2006 at 1:08 pm #28690
I used to have a ten minute commute last year when I worked in the North and lived in Portrush. Now I have an hour and a half and live in dublin – mostly I commute by train and bike and I don’t have to come in every day either so actually quality of life is not too diminished..get some exercise, read on train, have breaky, live in dublin, keep my sanity…not a bad trade-off!!.
January 9, 2006 at 3:13 pm #28696
I actually quite enjoyed having to commute by bus, sure you meant extremely colourful/smelly people but it was a brief period in my day when I could switch off my brain and just relax…
January 9, 2006 at 3:25 pm #28698
About 45mins to 1hr at rush hour. Thats on the Expresso from Leixlip to Baggot St. Not too bad. But if the I miss the expresso then it could take anywhere from 1hr to 1.5 hrs…….all because of Lucan and its traffic.
January 9, 2006 at 3:33 pm #28699
I actually quite enjoyed having to commute by bus, sure you meant extremely colourful/smelly people but it was a brief period in my day when I could switch off my brain and just relax…[/quote:0dcfdd2074]
Indeed. I’m herded onto the bus first thing in the morning. So the journey gives me some time to wake up and listen to a bit of music. Then the ride home only takes half the time because there’s no traffic in the afternoons.
January 9, 2006 at 4:49 pm #28701
January 9, 2006 at 6:24 pm #28709
25 minutes down the high road and up the low road through Farmer Maggot’s field
January 9, 2006 at 6:34 pm #28710
I hope you haven’t been stealing his crops again!!
January 9, 2006 at 7:45 pm #28713
25 minutes down the high road and up the low road through Farmer Maggot’s field[/quote:12f8acedfd]LOL… another classic
January 10, 2006 at 8:52 am #28720
Rathfarnham – Dublin 6 (approx 6 miles)
Used to take me 20 mins (take off @ 07:15 for 9:00 AM ‘start’) up to 1 hour (take off @ 8:00-ish) by car.
Quality of life left wanting after a while, so I got an electric moped (EVT 4000e): 15 mins each way, whatever the wheather, whatever the traffic, whatever the departure time.
Now a very strong advocate for 2-wheel commuting :)
February 2, 2006 at 9:26 pm #29340
February 8, 2006 at 7:39 am #29449
February 8, 2006 at 10:23 am #29453
94% of ESB electricity comes from fossil fuels and a further 3% is imported. so electricity in ireland is far from green.
as for commute, most of the time I don’t bother, made friends with people a year ahead of me and took their notes. so i stay at home most of the time.
otherwise it’s a 40 min commute by bus or a 70 min walk. it does’nt affect my quality of life but it sure as hell affects my quality of education.
February 8, 2006 at 10:58 am #29458
Its seen as green as it does not give off emissions….but you have a point :?
February 8, 2006 at 12:11 pm #29461
I dont care about scroungers, I am only interested in real people….ya know who have jobs…. :D :lol:
February 8, 2006 at 12:45 pm #29463
otherwise it’s a 40 min commute by bus [/quote:b880581f89]
Oh? And what exactly does that bus run on, if it ain’t good old fashioned fossil fuels, mmh? :twisted:
Since you seem to have so much free time on your hands, kindly compare (for my benefit and the personal edification of all who peruses these virtual corridors) emissions by (i) a Dublin bus for 40 minutes in urban traffic, with emissions (ii) by a power plant to generate enough power to recharge my 48V (4x12V) batteries.
February 8, 2006 at 1:48 pm #29468
Meh, we should all just commute on Segways…
February 8, 2006 at 2:49 pm #29473
10 minute cycle to colege
6 mins cycle to work
February 8, 2006 at 10:40 pm #29487
Since you seem to have so much free time on your hands, kindly compare (for my benefit and the personal edification of all who peruses these virtual corridors) emissions by (i) a Dublin bus for 40 minutes in urban traffic, with emissions (ii) by a power plant to generate enough power to recharge my 48V (4x12V) batteries.[/quote:8bdb2c30b8]
well I’m not going to do the exact mathematical Joules approach but let’s just say that not all the energy which goes into making electricity is converted completely, some is lost, and therefore is not an efficient use of fossil fuels. it’s just like the bible, life contradicts itself in so many ways. but it’s the thought that counts. just keep in mind when you vote next since or electricity company (ESB) is wholly state owned. but yeah, you’re greener by comparison to a bus. I congradulate you.:D
oh yeah and i stay at home most of the time to cut down on emissions. lol….if only it wasn’t because I’m lazy.
on a related green topic
Edna Kenny (FG), when approached by a fellow green student on the subject of biofuel, stated that he’d introduce biofuel into public transport.
the logic behind biofuel is that it produces less carbon emmissions because the rapeseed oil plant on which it is based would in its lifetime carbon neutralise a portion of the emmions it produces in combustion.
(must stop the green party madness! I’m not here to canvas but it was slightly on topic second and last time I promise. unless it’s on topic.)
February 9, 2006 at 7:21 pm #29508
Was going to stay clear of this…but isn’t the point of a bus that the emmissions are spread out over the amount of people using it? So which is greener, a single double decker bus or 117 electric mopeds?
February 9, 2006 at 8:52 pm #29509
We could get picky and start asking how many people are on the bus…but thats just taking it too far :wink:
February 10, 2006 at 9:26 am #29510
Of course, it would be much greener if ESB was using nuke and only emitting water vapor… but I understand nuketricity is a sensitive issue in Ireland, for whatever unfathomable reason – and I can’t vote in Ireland (only for an MEP, for all the good they do :twisted: )
February 10, 2006 at 12:21 pm #29518
greener if ESB was using nuke[/quote:a328a247e5]
sorry that makes no sense IMO. in one of the 7 things the green party has said it is against, it is nuclear power.
why? all that waste, most governments used it originally as a ploy to develop nuclear warheads. but what about the nuclear waste? yeah that is a sticky issue.
February 10, 2006 at 12:29 pm #29519
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February 10, 2006 at 4:39 pm #29531
I thought they were trying to clean space up….throwing toxic waste up into something we eventually want to take advantage of seems somewhat counter productive. Just my humble opinion….
February 10, 2006 at 4:58 pm #29533
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