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Morning rush hour time estimate?

  • Started 1 year ago by beaglenut
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  1. beaglenut
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    beaglenut

    I haven't done the early morning commute for quite a while. I'm by Jefferson Square and I'd like to be at 3rd and Columbia by 8:15am tomorrow. When should I head out? Thanks.

    Posted 1 year ago #         
  2. I live a few blocks from you and work at Seneca/3rd. On the rare occasion that I have to drive in, I've had to leave at 7:15 to assure I can get to work at 8, and even then I've been late if there are problems that morning. (I drove in a week ago when an accident happened on 99, left at 7:25 and got into work at 8:30.) If you absolutely must be there by 8:15, I probably would leave between 7:15 and 7:30 just to be sure. Someone who does the trip more regularly might have a different opinion - I only do it every 2-3 months and seem to find the morning that everything goes wrong. :)

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  3. EmmyJane
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    Don't tell anyone (ha) but the quickest way downtown in the morning is to take the new 4th exit, not 99. Unless there's a wreck, you should be able to leave at 7:30 and make it with time to spare.

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  4. leave now!!!! I kid you! But give yourself at least 30 to 40 minutes over what you think you need.

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  5. beaglenut
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    beaglenut

    Thanks for all the tips. :-)

    Posted 1 year ago #         
  6. Are you driving Beaglenut? Or busing it? If you drive yourself, 7:15 at the latest, otherwise if you take a C Rapid Ride and join the scrum at Alaska and California. Save parking if you get on.

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  7. FionaEnzo
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    Accidents and bad weather are constant wild cards.

    Posted 1 year ago #         
  8. beaglenut
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    beaglenut

    House to parking spot was 32 minutes exactly (took 99). Not as bad as I remember it being but 5 days a week would test my patience.

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  9. It's a crap shoot. I go to Beacon Hill daily and some days it's a 15 min drive, other days its over 30.

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  10. beaglenut
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    beaglenut

    MB : I know that all too well. :-/ Fortunately I've had jobs that allowed me to get there early or late and work through my normal hours.

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  11. EmmyJane
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    Beaglenut - I'm very disappointed in you. 99? You took 99 after I shared my top secret short cut with you? :-) JK

    I timed it this morning (driving - I usually take the bus). Left the house at 7:11 (Alaska Junction area) and got to 3rd/Union and into a spot in the parking garage at 7:35.

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  12. beaglenut
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    beaglenut

    You beat me??? I honestly was tempted to take your tip but the second I see any kind of I-5 ramp backup (anything passed the 99 ramp) I get scared. :P

    Posted 1 year ago #         
  13. EmmyJane
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    Beaglenut - my husband is OBSESSED with the fastest routes everywhere so I've learned some of his tricks. The right/middle lane that goes to I5 south doesn't get as backed up as the left lane (northbound), and before it backs up you can get into the exit lane for 4th.

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  14. Not sure why I am saying this - but 4th is absolutely the best bet.

    I leave home (Holy Rosary-ish) at 8:00 and pull into my garage at 5th and Marion by 8:25, latest. Only thing that holds me up is the random semi-truck backing into a loading dock. Very rare. Other than that, it slows down a tad by King Street - still not sure why.

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  15. I leave for work @ 0520. Takes me about 8 min to First Hill.

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  16. beaglenut
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    beaglenut

    Show off :-P

    Posted 1 year ago #         

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