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Commuting is thought of as a necessary (and expensive!) evil. The trouble is we spend weeks of our lives travelling back and forth each year.  So how could we make the most of this activity and turn commuting into its opposite, a holiday! 

This challenge is left open for your interpretation and brilliance. It can be about the actual commuting experience or being rewarded for your commute.

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Being a librarian I obviously think about books a lot! Maybe it would be nice if there was a free book swap box on the buses/trains. May encourage people to read more too! There are people who would like to see books die out. But the world would be missing a lot.

Mary O'Connor
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Would be good if there is an app that shows all the bus stops closest to you, plus where you need to get the bus from. Would also be good if it could give you all estimated times too. There has been a number of times I have wondered which side of the road should be getting the bus from.

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Not very relevant to this country but they have been racing solar powered cars in Australia and the USA for nearly 30 years. In Adelaide there is a solar bus which operates as a free public transport service, and China have partially solar powered buses. There are now so many houses with solar panels in this country that maybe one day the concept will be more relevant to vehicles.

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Apologies if this has already been covered. I've searched but can't find anything. I suppose this could also feature in the mode mixer challenge too. A folding bike could be carried on the bus, the train and in a car. (Put in the hold of an airplane and ferry too). If the entire journey to work is not possible by bike alone, for whatever reason, the folding bike may be an option.  It's use could contribute to a greener commute, reduce fares and congestion.  

Gill Chedgey
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  I read about this in the Metro online. If you can’t afford to live in London check out this interactive map that shows you the nearest affordable commuter towns. You can set parameters to reflect the maximum time you want to commute, how much you can afford to spend on train travel, the value of the property and the amount of your disposable income. Once this is done the online tool from TotallyMoney.com will show you a selection of towns that match your criteria –...

Fiona Boubert
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Last week a road near us was closed for 3 whole days for repair. This is little more than a country lane but is used by a lot of people, particularly commuters, and lorries going to the local industrial estate. Alternative routes meant a detour of several miles. The problem involved water and mud running downhill out of a field, causing a stream of water running down the road. The workmen cleared the mud from the pavement, dug a small channel beside it and put in a tiny drain. Even I can see...

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on another forum, Gina introduced us to the poo bus... There is one currently running in the Bristol area and it runs on human waste... This is much better for the environment, producing less harmful emissions in comparison to the diesel equivalent. http://www.geneco.uk.com/biobug/biobus.aspx This is a link to the site about the bus. i have been thinking about the environmental impact of our journeys in another post...and I think that if I travel by the least environmentally hazardous...

Janet Bradley
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I've just heard on the radio that someone is so fed up with delays on his train that he gives bingo cards to the other passengers with all the reasons for possible delays listed. then they mark off the reason for that day's delay! The presenter joked that the winner won't need a full house, just a LINE! I know someone has mentioned bingo on here, so maybe some of our ideas are becoming reality already!

Nicky Griffiths
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I came across this site when searching for travel information, its not strictly a Commuting Challenge idea but more of a source of information that could be useful in discussions on commuting and other travel related topics. I have a vague recollection of seeing information published by them previously but did not realise all the work they are doing. It is worth taking a look as they cover a lot of areas that we are discussing. For 40 years, working with hundreds of thousands of inspiring...

Fiona Boubert
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I posted something about this in response to an idea but I thought it was worth sharing in detail as this brings up the topic of pregnant women travelling and potentially commuting. Not an issue for me now but it was many years ago.I can remember dealing with morning sickness, overcrowded trains and not getting a seat. This is what Virgin Trains have done in response to feedback: Pregnant women will never have to stand on certain Virgin Trains again if they pick up a free 'mum pass'. If...

Fiona Boubert
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