Comment 78504

By Ryan (registered) - website | Posted June 14, 2012 at 06:49:08 in reply to Comment 78486

My wife and I both drive but we only have one vehicle between us. I consider it a privilege to live and work in Hamilton - my round-trip commute is about an hour of walking, including a detour on the way home to pick up my younger child from school.

At the same time, more than once I've turned down a promotion that would have compelled me to work in Mississauga. I calculated the monetary outlay of a second vehicle ($10,000 a year), the opportunity cost of an extra hour spent commuting, and the health cost of trading an hour of walking for two hours of sitting in traffic, and decided the extra money just wasn't worth it.

Comment edited by administrator Ryan on 2012-06-14 06:50:37

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