How Do You Get To Work?

How Do You Get To Work?

Whether it’s a short trip or a long haul, most of us commute to work or school. We’d like to know how you do it.

Commuting is rarely a pleasure for anyone, but it’s an essential part of the daily routine for most of us. How do you do it?

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Feel free to expand on your approach in the comments.


  • you should be able to select multiple entries here, because I dont exclusively use one or the other. I usually flip between PT and cycling to/from work.

  • Australia will be a decent country once cyclists outnumber motorists. Until then, we’re in the grip of the oil companies, a pretty shameful place to be.

  • I’m disappointed that you chose to use radio buttons rather than check boxes – I usually walk or drive to work (depending on weather), but I also work from home and occasionally catch the bus. The only thing I don’t do often is ride a bike.

  • I actually do three of these.
    I come with my partner on his drive to work, walk 5-6kms to my work and then use public transport in the afternoon.
    I do it this way so I can ensure at least 6-7 kms of walking every day. The incidental exercise is an important part of my daily routine.

  • Motorbike. The smarter and faster alternative to a car when its dry, and the smarter and more comfortable alternative to a bicycle in the rain.

    • +1. The worst ride is still better than the best public transport trip. Given the options, taking the train, door to door, would take me about 75-90 minutes. On the bike, 30-35 minutes. Plus, since I commute from just outside of Brisbane to the CBD, I don’t need to sell a kidney to buy train tickets.
      So where is the motorbike option? Blatant pro-cager bias…

      • I can’t think of anything worse than riding a bicycle or motorbike on a cold, windy, rainy day. I just don’t get why you’d want to.

        • You would be surprised. With some decent wet weather gear I am warmer and dryer then public transport.
          Though the roads are a bit more dangerous…

  • huh? is there actually a question thing up there in the article to fill out? I’m not seeing anything.

    edit: *disables plugin that blocks tracking sites* ooooh there it is.

    yeah so I catch 2 trains and I also walk 20 minutes to get to work.

  • Used to cycle until work moved far, far away. I try and cycle where possible combining public transport.

  • you have a picture of a motorbike in this article but no option in the poll. ? you just lost yourself a statistic.

  • I walk about 8km a day and sometimes get on a tram if it rains or I have to be somewhere quickly. I live on the city fringe in Melbourne.

  • At the moment, car. Once my fitness has improved a bit it’ll be by bicycle though.

    It takes roughly 30 minutes by car currently, 1-1.5 hours by public transport (closer to 1.5 most of the time) at roughly double the cost, and I’m assuming about an hour by bicycle.

  • I’m dropped off at the airport to fly to work every fortnight, then drive a work vehicle from camp to site each day I’m there – because the bus at site caters only for the strict finish at 5:30pm types.

  • My main transport to and from work is the train and my bike.

    I try and bike a minimum of two times a week to and from work with the occasional lift home from my girlfriend if I finish close to her that day.

  • You know the Census of People and Housing (2011) basically asks every person in Australia how they travel to work. Its free data, and a bit more comprehensive ;-p

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