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How many sets of traffic lights?

AirTimeAirTime Posts: 30
edited September 2010 in Commuting chat
Righty, i'll get the ball rolling...
From my front door to work (12 miles), I go through 78 sets of traffic lights! stop/start/stop/start/stop/start..............
Guess where I work...?
Who can beat that?

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  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    We had a poll a while back.

    I had none then, and even after moving work and home... I have none now :D
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  • rjsterryrjsterry Posts: 18,025
    I used to have 75 in just under 10 miles, but now much less after moving house and changing route. It really is worth looking at other longer but faster routes - you must be spending 20-30minutes each way sat at lights.
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  • AirTimeAirTime Posts: 30
    ah dam! i thought i'd thought of something very original here!
    thing is i have to travel right through the centre of london to get to my work so inevitably have the problem of traffic lights after traffic lights.
    i'm going to try and do a different route to see if i can cut these down...
  • WesternWayWesternWay Posts: 564
    rjsterry wrote:
    I used to have 75 in just under 10 miles, but now much less after moving house and changing route. It really is worth looking at other longer but faster routes - you must be spending 20-30minutes each way sat at lights.

    I would like to know how many I have, but my mind wanders off and I forget to count...
  • PufftmwPufftmw Posts: 1,941
    AirTime wrote:
    ah dam! i thought i'd thought of something very original here!
    thing is i have to travel right through the centre of london to get to my work so inevitably have the problem of traffic lights after traffic lights.
    i'm going to try and do a different route to see if i can cut these down...

    When I was younger, I "raced" a motorbike courier from Goodge Street to Goswell Road & I was in a car - I won quite simply on the fact that I hit the rat runs and did 10 less sets of traffic lights between the two locations and he just went New Oxford/Theobalds/Clerkenwell...
    Unfortunately they've shut a lot of the short-cuts these days :(
  • WesternWay wrote:
    rjsterry wrote:
    I used to have 75 in just under 10 miles, but now much less after moving house and changing route. It really is worth looking at other longer but faster routes - you must be spending 20-30minutes each way sat at lights.

    I would like to know how many I have, but my mind wanders off and I forget to count...

    Spot on! I have been on the same route for years and still have no idea...

    Maybe gmaps will help me...
  • gaz545gaz545 Posts: 493
    Over 100 sets of lights on a 15mile commute.
  • mmukmmuk Posts: 398
    7 miles, no lights (office is 10 yards before the only set!) :)

    MM
  • klirkklirk Posts: 13
    I was thinking the same a while ago, but stopped counting around 50.
    I should guess around 70 lights on a 7 miles commute. It really is annoying sometimes.
  • WesternWay wrote:
    rjsterry wrote:
    I used to have 75 in just under 10 miles, but now much less after moving house and changing route. It really is worth looking at other longer but faster routes - you must be spending 20-30minutes each way sat at lights.

    I would like to know how many I have, but my mind wanders off and I forget to count...

    Spot on! I have been on the same route for years and still have no idea...

    Maybe gmaps will help me...

    I got bored.

    I don't think it's more than 30 over 10 miles, though I do divert to avoid them.
  • Four lights, a ped and a toucan.
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  • gbsahne001gbsahne001 Posts: 1,961
    43 over 15miles
  • squiredsquired Posts: 1,216
    When I was working in the square mile my commute from South Croydon (appx 13 miles) included just over 100 sets of lights (on average I'd get around 30-40 reds). My commute is now in the opposite direction (appx 8 miles) and has a grand total of 4 sets of lights, although I can take a different route where there is just 1 set.
  • Wallace1492Wallace1492 Posts: 3,707
    31 Traffic lights
    8 Pedestrial Crossings
    2 Full Roundabouts
    3 Mini Roundabouts
    and 1 Penis Removal Gang : http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/2010/08/31/gang-chop-off-rival-s-manhood-with-chisels-days-after-twin-has-holes-drilled-in-his-head-86908-22525727/
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  • Mr SworldMr Sworld Posts: 703
    Two road junction sets and one pedestrian over 7 1/2 miles. 8)
  • One light controlled cross roads and two ped crossing.

    I take a fairly wiggly route to go via parklands and side streets rather than stop start traffic.
  • Stuey01Stuey01 Posts: 1,273
    31 Traffic lights
    8 Pedestrial Crossings
    2 Full Roundabouts
    3 Mini Roundabouts
    and 1 Penis Removal Gang : http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/2010/08/31/gang-chop-off-rival-s-manhood-with-chisels-days-after-twin-has-holes-drilled-in-his-head-86908-22525727/

    Holy censored !
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  • Canny JockCanny Jock Posts: 1,051
    I keep trying to count the number between London Bridge and Shoreditch High Street but keep losing count - it's something like 12-15 in a mile.
  • rf6rf6 Posts: 323
    1. Thankfully not in Maryhill Road, Glasgow!
  • rf6 wrote:
    1. Thankfully not in Maryhill Road, Glasgow!

    It was at a roundabout, rather than set of traffic lights that they removed said appendege.
    "Encyclopaedia is a fetish for very small bicycles"

  • Spot on! I have been on the same route for years and still have no idea...

    Maybe gmaps will help me...

    I got bored.

    Me too. I did vaguely think about it on the way in again this morning, and forgot about it before I got to a traffic light
  • So.........

    30 may have been a slight misunderestimation on my part!

    The more correct answer would have been 58, and 2 de-activated.

    58. My god. That is over 10 miles, but 31 are between Mayfair and SheBu which is only 4 miles... and doesn't include SheBu itself!

    So many traffic lights! I had no idea!
  • I had none last time, and now having changed job, house and country, I have 1 set of traffic lights but a whole lot more junctions.
  • ClarionClarion Posts: 223
    I counted 42 for my old commute, but I added 10km since then, and I've tried, but I lose count.
    Riding on 531
  • I finally counted whilst riding home last night

    65 in 12 miles.
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