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How do you calculate commute these days?

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How do you calculate commute these days?

I used to be able to just go to Google maps and then set a "depart at" time, but the problem is that this estimate is based on recent traffic data, so it can't really give me an idea of what a commute might be like after COVID.

I am specifically trying to figure out the commute time from Milton to North York (York Mills). Any ideas?
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dc200 wrote: I used to be able to just go to Google maps and then set a "depart at" time, but the problem is that this estimate is based on recent traffic data, so it can't really give me an idea of what a commute might be like after COVID.

I am specifically trying to figure out the commute time from Milton to North York (York Mills). Any ideas?
Literally 1-2 hours.

This is dependent on weather and construction.

Random extra 30 minutes here and there. I know its not what you want to hear... but in my experience with mega commutes is that you will for sure have a huge range on commute times.
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UrbanPoet wrote:
Literally 1-2 hours.

This is dependent on weather and construction.

Random extra 30 minutes here and there. I know its not what you want to hear... but in my experience with mega commutes is that you will for sure have a huge range on commute times.
Accidents too.

It's better to try and live somewhere with multiple routes to your common destination.
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That's fine.

Where I work we're going to get 2 days WFH after this is over, so that makes things easier. Can't beat construction but I can definitely stay home on those snowy days.

Would Milton to Meadowvale GO by car and then direct to York Mills by bus be faster?
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dc200 wrote: That's fine.

Where I work we're going to get 2 days WFH after this is over, so that makes things easier. Can't beat construction but I can definitely stay home on those snowy days.

Would Milton to Meadowvale GO by car and then direct to York Mills by bus be faster?
I’ve taken the Milton bus many times but to union station. Most of the time it got me there on schedule. That being said the times I travelled were not always rush hour, during rush hour when I used the bus it could vary. Apparently it can get you to York mills in 45 minutes but I’m unsure from looking at the schedule if it provided service multiple times a day or only certain times. I’m not sure how flexible your work is with hours but if you can avoid rush hour it can make a difference for your commute. At least you will only have to do it 3x a week which is much better than 5x.
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dc200 wrote: That's fine.

Where I work we're going to get 2 days WFH after this is over, so that makes things easier. Can't beat construction but I can definitely stay home on those snowy days.

Would Milton to Meadowvale GO by car and then direct to York Mills by bus be faster?
Are they flexible with time? Do you have to work a set hour, or do you just have to be there @ 8 hrs total regardless of start time?

If thats the case... if you leave early or late enough, it aint that bad.

Like 7am-3pm

Or 10:30 to 6:30 (if you like sleeping in).
One time i had a far one. Left @ 9:30 always there in an hr. Not good, but not bad either. @ least it was a consistent 1 hr
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UrbanPoet wrote: Literally 1-2 hours.

This is dependent on weather and construction.

Random extra 30 minutes here and there. I know its not what you want to hear... but in my experience with mega commutes is that you will for sure have a huge range on commute times.
Pretty much, I vividly remember the agony getting to the 401 from York Mills during afternoon rush hour. If you are by Yonge, going north to 401 is not too bad, of course once you are on it you might as well get the piss jugs out. Northbound on Bayview or Leslie from York Mills to 401 were bumper to bumper, could be an easy 20 mins just to the 401 (this is where you can start drinking the piss jugs from the night before).

I am hoping we don't get to this point when we reopen.
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UrbanPoet wrote: If i was making it rain, i would take the 407 all the time.
Yea, it's crazy that some people spend over $1k a month just to take it to and from work. And probably another $500 in gas.
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mazerbeaner wrote: Yea, it's crazy that some people spend over $1k a month just to take it to and from work. And probably another $500 in gas.

A lot of employers will cover the bill for employees at a certain pay. It sucks paying for 407 with aftertax money, it almost feels criminal to me.
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RichmondCA wrote: A lot of employers will cover the bill for employees at a certain pay. It sucks paying for 407 with aftertax money, it almost feels criminal to me.
Yea my work covers car, gas, insurance and 407 for the level above me and higher. I want to get promoted for that one perk alone. Pretty sure our monthly bill is higher than $1m.
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You are early retiring soon anyway, leave that for the next sucker to strive for :)
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RichmondCA wrote: You are early retiring soon anyway, leave that for the next sucker to strive for :)
Yea, more on the coast FIRE life plan at the moment. Would have been fat FIRE if I held on to that crypto lol.
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dc200 wrote: I used to be able to just go to Google maps and then set a "depart at" time, but the problem is that this estimate is based on recent traffic data, so it can't really give me an idea of what a commute might be like after COVID.

I am specifically trying to figure out the commute time from Milton to North York (York Mills). Any ideas?
Is Scarborough out of the question? I know it gets a bad rap but there are some nice areas.
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RichmondCA wrote: Pretty much, I vividly remember the agony getting to the 401 from York Mills during afternoon rush hour. If you are by Yonge, going north to 401 is not too bad, of course once you are on it you might as well get the piss jugs out. Northbound on Bayview or Leslie from York Mills to 401 were bumper to bumper, could be an easy 20 mins just to the 401 (this is where you can start drinking the piss jugs from the night before).

I am hoping we don't get to this point when we reopen.
Oh it won't be. Lots of companies are allowing permanent WFH which means reduced traffic. Too early to tell if it'll result in a significant change but let's see what happens.

Even a hybrid WFH/office approach is a step towards reducing rush hour traffic.
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mazerbeaner wrote: Is Scarborough out of the question? I know it gets a bad rap but there are some nice areas.
I just bought a house in Milton so moving is out of the question.

Also I prefer not to be stabbed and/or shot.

Can someone upvote my stuff, I need internet points or mods will ban me.
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dc200 wrote: I just bought a house in Milton so moving is out of the question.

Also I prefer not to be stabbed and/or shot.

Can someone upvote my stuff, I need internet points or mods will ban me.
I don’t think they will ban you. I don’t see that you posted anything wrong here.
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dc200 wrote: I just bought a house in Milton so moving is out of the question.

Also I prefer not to be stabbed and/or shot.

Can someone upvote my stuff, I need internet points or mods will ban me.
I don't think you know what you are talking about.
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MetalGear wrote: I don't think you know what you are talking about.
Yes
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dc200 wrote:
trying to figure out the commute time from Milton to North York (York Mills). Any ideas?
Yes, it takes "efff my life" hours and "why do I deserve this?" minutes according to my experience.

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