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Old 05-03-2008, 02:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Commute Route - Suggestions

I found the most efficient route to work. its a long nearly 54mile commute.

Thats the point to point route I take. The other route I used to use is

While the second uses more major roads it has MANY more lights and more stops and turns. My new route is just a single left turn after getting across the bridge. The new route dropped my fuel usage by nearly 8% and is actually faster (fewer lights and the few I DO see I can usually get through without stopping)

I also have this route available to me as an option

But it has some problems. its 18 miles longer for starters BUT it would eliminate MANY stops. I could cruise at 60mph for almost the entire trip. While higher speed means more fuel less stops would compensate somewhat. BUT this route has a problem. While there is no tolls going out I would be going out at 4pm meaning I would be screwed on I-95 (rush hour) even if the traffic is relatively light its gonna eat the fuel.

Now on the way home it would be ZERO traffic but now I would have $5 in tolls ($2 to get on the Expressway and $3 to go across the bridge) that would destroy any fuel savings and then some :-( so I think I am better off with the route I have now.


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