Welcome to ecommute, where you can find information about alternative ways to commute.
I have been commuting to work for more than 10 years and I have tried many different ways of commuting, train, bus, electric bike, cycling, walking, and running. I am always in a search to find the best way of commuting, which is a balance between: being quick, economic, practical, environment-friendly, and suitable for my needs.
Currently I live with my wife and my 3-year old son in a house around 3 miles from where I work. All three of us need to go to the town centre for work (and nursery for my son). Walking takes about 50 minutes and you need to try walking with a toddler to understand the real joy, especially when you are late for a meeting. Taking the bus is another option, which will be slightly expensive and it is not necessarily very quick compared to the other options. Driving to the town centre, finding and paying for a parking space and traffic jams are also not very appealing. Cycling is an option that I have not tried since my son has started to go to the nursery.
I am currently investigating to see what the safest / cheapest / quickest options are for cycling to work. I will be sharing my experience here so people with the same issues can benefit or share their views.
If you ever need a hand or have any questions, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,