The Way We Work: How Long Is Your Commute, Hartland?

We take a look at how long Hartland residents are traveling when they go to work.

How long does it take you to get to work?

In a 2010 American Community Survey from the U.S. Census Bureau, the average commute time for a U.S. worker between 2006-10 was around 25 minutes.

According to zipatlas.com, however, Hartland commuters travel an average of 30.8 minutes during their daily commute, which is higher than the national average and the Michigan average of 25.8 minutes.

The survey also shows that 86.66 percent of commuters drove alone with only 8.48 percent carpooling.

How long is your commute?

How far do you travel to get to work? Where do you commute to and would you consider carpooling? Tell us in the comments section below.

Cari Sinke September 15, 2012 at 11:42 AM
My commute is 45 mins and my husband commute is 35 mins
Charlotte September 15, 2012 at 12:23 PM
45-60 minutes to drive 25 miles during the week.
Gayle S September 15, 2012 at 12:51 PM
I travel 50 minutes to Farmington Hills and my husband has about an hour drive downtown Detroit.
Hartland Dad September 15, 2012 at 12:57 PM
My commute could be about 30 minutes but alas US 23 traffic extends it to 45-60 each and every day ... Build a carpool lane!
DON September 15, 2012 at 03:04 PM
My commute is 35 to 60 minutes depending on traffic on 23 and 96 and construction and weather. Used to work in Highland and loved it, then company moved now I hate it. Crazy drivers and no police to keep them in control. Construction areas that water don't drain and there is the gravel trains all over the road loosing stones and peppering my paint and windshield while trying to pass each other that take a mile or more. I have to get to work very early everyday to make sure I'm on time and my leave time varys so much I could never car pool, also I need my car to run earneds during the day. You would think there would be a bus service on 23 and 96 route? In bad weather I take back roads which takes over a hour commute. You hardly ever see anybody working on the construction, seems to take forever. I hope they remove the cement barriers before snow so they have a place to put it. Sounds like there is going to be 23 and 96 construction going on for years to come and not going to get any better for a long time.
jason September 15, 2012 at 08:35 PM
I drive 45 minutes to lake orion, and my wife drives 20 minutes to hamburg.
Janet September 15, 2012 at 09:21 PM
For many years my husband and I worked for companies that were both located in the Novi/Farmington area. On the best of days, with good weather and no accidents or construction, our travel time was about 40 minutes. On the worst of days, it could take well over an hour. Our companies each relocated a couple of times, but always ended up no more than a mile or two apart. At one point they were literally one driveway apart! It seemed absurd for each of us to drive that far to get to jobs so close to each other, and we were able to work out similar hours, so for about ten years we drove together. We both retired over the past few years after making that drive, either alone or together, for decades. The commute was always the worst part of my day. Spending an hour and a half a day (or more) sitting in a car in rush hour traffic will never be my idea of a good time!
Jonathan Louie September 19, 2012 at 04:28 PM
I feel like people overlook the benefits and convenience of carpooling. If co-workers are all going to the same place at around the same time in the morning and some of them live near each other, why not just share a ride? You save gas money, you save the planet from more greenhouse gases, and you can even save time if the city has HOV lanes. A website called amovens (us.amovens.com) actually facilitates the carpooling process by letting people set their own prices for getting a ride or giving a ride.
Linda Bowen September 19, 2012 at 04:48 PM
I commute to Dexter every day. If I go the highway route, it takes about 35 minutes if there's minimal traffic, about 45 min or longer if the traffic is bad. If I take the back roads it takes about ten minutes longer, but the trip is much less stressful due to not having to deal with US 23. I've decided that the improvement to my sanity is worth the extra ten minutes in my car every day!


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