Few activities that bead our everyday lives have earned such dubious notoriety as commuting. That the words “hell” and “nightmare” are sometimes invoked to describe journeys to and from work indicates just how disparaged this part of our lives often is. The commute has often been depicted in dystopian terms, standing for all that is stressful and wearying about our contemporary daily routines.
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Sure, it's a public holiday for much of the country but tomorrow. you'll go back to work and probably have to spend a good chunk of your working day just getting to and from work. Commuting times are up as public transport systems get more congested, traffic on the roads its worse and people live further from central business districts in order to find affordable real estate. So, what can you do to fill in the time?
Giving up your seat on public transportation for someone who needs it should be a simple, easy gesture. And yet, almost all of us have seen an exhausted, heavily pregnant woman standing, ignored, in a train full of comfortably seated passengers; a not-at-all-pregnant woman humiliated by an unsolicited offer to sit; an elderly person forced to stay standing while struggling with heavy grocery bags... the list of cruel indignities goes on.
Bike sharing giants ofo has chosen Adelaide as their first Australian city as the company seeks to expand their footprint into the southern hemisphere. The bikes use GPS-enabled geofence technology which guides users to park bikes within the current area in which ofo is operating and where the pre-determined preferred parking zones are located. Charges start at $1.00 for 30 minutes, with an individual ride cap of $5.00.
Dear Lifehacker, Like most full-time professionals, I rarely have time to sit down to a leisurely breakfast. Or even a rushed one. Annoyingly, most of the fast food options on the market seem to be loaded with sugars and/or saturated fats. What's the healthiest breakfast I can take with me on the train?
Hi Lifehacker, I take the train to work and every day near the end of my trip a well-dressed, professional-looking guy gets on as well. The problem is he stinks of old whisky. What should I do? I have two concerns: helping him, and not suffering from the overwhelming smell. Any advice? Thanks, Smelled Out
After being aggressively abused for once taking an emergency phone call, I have mixed reservations about quiet train carriages. A lot of our readers seem to love them though. You’ll therefore be pleased to know that all NSW intercity trains now have double the number of quiet carriages. This means that effectively 50% of each train is now silent.
If you're used to driving everywhere, taking the train or the bus might seem overwhelming and just too much hassle. Even so, if you live in an urban area (and most Australians do), it's a sensible option and a way to escape rising petrol prices and car maintenance costs. Here's how to learn the ropes of your local public transit system quickly and painlessly.
Last week, I inadvertently stepped into one of the 'quiet carriages' that were recently introduced into NSW trains by CityRail. This is the story of the verbal-lynching that soon followed . . .
Commuting: it's a controversial topic, and a major pain for many of us. But what are the average commute times in Australian cities and states? New research conducted to promote National Telework Week suggests that the worst commuting times are found in Sydney and Melbourne, where an hour-long daily commute is the norm.