Planning Your Commute Using Google and RTD
100 Real Estate Tips in 100 Days (Day 21)
By adding simple data, starting and ending location and destination arrival time, the widget will configure your trip for you!
Just for grins, I plugged in my home address and work location. It asks for an "arrival" time, which is very good, since we usually have a time scheduled to begin work or attend an event.
The map sent me off walking in the opposite direction of the RTD Light Rail from my house. I am assuming it was shorter to walk that way then to go directly to the Light Rail.
Other than that, my route is very normal.
I must confess, I do live in the suburbs, so this commute is rather long considering I own a car. But if I were working downtown everyday, I can see the benefit in taking public transportation. Parking in the city is fairly abundant, but expensive. Having a car downtown is not an asset.
Click on the map Transit Planner and try out this service for yourself. Tell me how it works for you, I'd love to hear!