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Old 07-10-07, 07:54 AM
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How many stoplights are on your commute?

I have a one-way 22 mile commute that takes my ~1:40. I also have at least 45 lights and I obey all of them. How is your commute comparatively?

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Old 07-10-07, 07:56 AM
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Depends on which leg of the commute - the bike leg, or the car leg?

Car leg, I've got 12, one of which is on permanent flash (so it functions as a four-way stop.)

Bike leg, zero.

Edit: Car leg is 40 miles, about 45-50 minutes. Bike leg is 7 miles, about 30 minutes.

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Old 07-10-07, 07:58 AM
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Originally Posted by pieholden
I have a 22 mile commute that takes my ~1:40. I also have at least 45 lights and I obey all of them. How is your commute comparatively?
6 miles. 2 stoplights, 7 stopsigns, 1 pedestrian cross. Obey both stoplights. Full stop at 3 of the stopsigns is always necessary, rolling stop usually OK at other 4. At pedestrian cross, usually stop and wait for gap.
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Old 07-10-07, 08:02 AM
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6 miles 26 stopsigns & lights

edit: i obey enough to keep from getting run over

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Old 07-10-07, 08:04 AM
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About 2 miles, 2 stopsigns, 8 lights. I obey them all.
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Old 07-10-07, 08:23 AM
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6 miles, 13 lights, 3 stop signs one of which I blow every day. It's in a rural area where I've never seen another car in 2 years of riding past there.

Someday if I see a car there, I'll stop.
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Old 07-10-07, 08:25 AM
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10 lights in town where I live, and then I get into round about territory where there are about 12. The order is inverted going home.
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4.41 miles, 18 minutes, 3 stops, 7 lights, 660 ft climbing. I obey all lights and at worst treat one of the stops as a yield.
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Old 07-10-07, 08:31 AM
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4 stop lights in 12.5 miles. I stop at all, but I might "anticipate the green" and go while it is still red and there are NO cars approaching.
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I was just thinking - my nearest stoplight is 60 kilometers away - and then it is another 20 till the next one!

I guess I do live in the frontier...
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Old 07-10-07, 08:46 AM
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I think it's in the neighborhood of 100-110 in ~7 miles.
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Only 3 lights (3.5 miles), but about 10 street crosses where I have to obey the walk signal.
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To work: a little over 2 miles, 6 lights, guessing about as many stop signs.
From work (I take a slightly different route): same approx. distance, 5 lights and about 8 or so stop signs.
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Originally Posted by pieholden
I have a 22 mile commute that takes my ~1:40. I also have at least 45 lights and I obey all of them. How is your commute comparatively?
9 miles, and I have 16 lights and about 20 stop signs (full stop with foot down necessary at about 10 of those, on the others a very slow roll or bad trackstand works). I'm on MUPs for about half the distance, which helps.
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In 6km, I have 8 stoplights and 5 stop signs. The stop lights and one sign are full stop, but the other four stop signs are rolling stops (quiet residential area).
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To work... ~4 miles - 8 Stoplights 2 stop signs and there is at least one crosswalk and a railway crossing which are occasional delays. Always obey the stoplights, the signs in this case are both on very minor routes (Ontario Place grounds) and I rarely ever have to consider them.

From work isn't much different... Directly to home via the lake (as above is TO work) would give me a couple more stop signs and only 3 stop lights. Going east to my daughters would increase this a lot and I've never counted nor have the patience to think about it now

Edit: my usual route is via the lakeside MUP, if I took the streets all the way I'd have a bunch more stoplights (they are major streets so lights > signs).

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1.5 miles, 2 stop signs, no lights. Gotta love rural livin'! I obey most traffic laws, but rolling through stop signs where I live is a matter of habit for most people.
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Wow, no wonder some people can keep up with motor traffic... they're just running from light to light!

My commute is 12 or 13 miles each way depending on route. I have only 4 lights and only get a red a little more than half of the time. I also have 4 or 5 stop signs and all except for 1 usually require a full stop. I like to push myself pretty hard so the rest at a light is sometimes welcomed.
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My commute is about to change this week, the studio is moving. It used to be 6 miles with one stop sign at the beginning and one light at the end. Now it's going to be a 7 mile commute, the same stop sign at the beginning, and that's it. (I live in the middle of nowhere)
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Five lights and six stop signs on my 4.7 mile commute. There are two lights that I won't wait forever for...it's where there's a freeway overpass on a very lightly-traveled road, and the lights are for the frontage road/exiting/entering traffic. I can't trigger them with my bike, to get to the pedestrian crossing button I have to go way over on the other side of RTOL lanes, and there's rarely any traffic coming (but there's a long straight view of what IS coming). Enough excuses? LOL.
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22.69 miles, one way.
Also about 1:40 hrs
33 traffic lights
9 stop signs

And yes, I obey all of them.
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Originally Posted by pieholden
I have a 22 mile commute that takes my ~1:40. I also have at least 45 lights and I obey all of them. How is your commute comparatively?
I have either 4 miles, 6 miles or 12 miles one way - depending on which bus stop I cycle commute to. The 4 and 6 mile commute have one light and one stop sign (the same ones). The 12 mile commute has no light, and 4 stop signs.

I have a very rural commute.
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7 stop lights on a 6mi one way route. I sometimes don't obey a few of them. Hey, its midnight when I get off work and noone is around. There's really not much traffic here.

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Old 07-10-07, 10:46 AM
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19 or 20 lights on my 10 mile commute. I also obey all traffic signals...well, there is one that I usually just slow down for but I rarely hit that one red anyway. It's a T intersection and I'm travelling along the top of the T. On occassion I might hit most of them green.
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