Sunday, May 24, 2015

Commute Times

Selling a place on commute times is a bit of a stretch...unless you actually commute, have a couple kids, and enjoy anything besides working and sleeping.  In such a case, a short commute time is the best thing ever.  Adding 10 minutes to a one-way commute can cost 80 hours over the course of a year - that's over 3 complete days.  Adding 30 minutes one-way can cost 10 complete days.  Rochester, despite offering big-city amenities, tends to offer small-town commutes:

  • In 2011, Kiplinger identified Rochester as being the best location for commuters among metro areas with over 1 million people.
  • The average commute time in Rochester was 18.7 minutes, compared to 25 minutes nationally.  That's a saving of over 50 hours (or 2 full days) per year.
  • The yearly delays per commuter amounted to 12 hours in Rochester, compared to 34 hours nationally.    
  • The yearly fuel wasted per commuter was 11 gallons in Rochester, compared to 28 gallons nationally.
  • The yearly congestion cost per commuter was $273 in Rochester, compared to $808 nationally.

                                               Not Rochester

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