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For real time travel information, I really don't think there is anything better right now than City Mapper. I don't use it that often (as my preferred mode of travel around my city, London, is by bike) but when I do it really works. It gives you the best route and exactly how long you need to wait to start your journey. I don't really know how it works as presumably it has to have a huge amount of real time data on bus and underground schedules, but it really seems to provide a bird's eye...

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The underground in London is an icon and brilliant when it works. But on the way to work during rush hour it is worth avoiding at all costs in my view. Not only do you never get a seat, you are squashed in I often end up with a crick neck if standing by the door or the sides and I'm not even that tall (6 feet 1). I would gladly take longer to wait for an empty train or even a bus (even they can be incredibly slow), although my favourite mode of city transport is without question the bicycle.

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One of my favourite journey's ever was to travel from Oslo to Bergen in Norway which not only goes through stunning scenery, but is smooth and effortless. I went on my honeymoon which made it even more memorable of course, but what particularly surprised me how easy it was to switch between different modes of transport, from train to boat to bus back to the train, especially in remote locations, with only a few minutes to transfer, but never feeling the stress of thinking you might miss our...

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Roland Harwood

London, United Kingdom

Joined this community on Jan 15, 2016

Bio Compulsive Connector | Co-Founder of 100%Open | Proud & Exhausted Dad of 3 | Optimist | Physicist | Failed Astronaut | Piano Player | Deeply Shallow

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36-45

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How would you describe the journey you take from your home most
Commute

How long does this journey usually take?
40 minutes

How many modes of transport in this journey? e.g. car, train...
1

How many cars does your household have daily access to?
1

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