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Winter Commuting Tips

Tips for Winter Driving

With winter rapidly approaching, or in some cases, already here, your commute to work is destined to take longer than usual. Ohio winters aren’t known for being mild, so delays and cancellations are inevitable. If your presence in the office is a must, you’ll need to be prepared for traffic snafus, long waits for public transportation, and overall hazardous traveling conditions. Since you presumably have experience in driving in inclement weather, how to dress, and how to prepare your car, (this is OHIO after all!) here are some extra tips to help make your journey to and from work a little easier and a lot safer.

Driving. Since you can’t control how quickly the streets and major thoroughfares will be cleared, or how other people drive, you can make sure that you and your vehicle are primed and ready to face the elements. If you don’t have covered parking at your apartment complex, you can cut down on scraping and brushing time if you purchase a car cover. You can easily find these online for all sizes of vehicles at all price points. Nothing like getting smacked with a drift of snow while on the interstate! Make sure your car has a full tank of gas, your phone is fully charged, and you have an extra charger in the car. It also is helpful to keep ice scrapers and snow brushes in the car as well as your apartment.

Ride Sharing. One of the best ways to save on gas and get to where you need to go is ride-sharing. Find a handful of people that work in the same area and carpool to work. You can take turns driving, which saves on gas, road fatigue, and mechanical expenses. Obviously, you need to find car-mates that have a similar schedule, but the economics alone are worth looking into. Ride-sharing can help with winter driving by reducing the number of cars that are on the road.

Public Transportation. Central Ohio has reliable public transportation options to choose from. The buses in Columbus run like clockwork and can get you where you need to be with a little patience. Learn the best bus routes and get into a routine of bussing to and from work. This provides extra time to read, listen to podcasts, or watch a show while you are commuting to work. 

Commuting to work during the winter is unpleasant but often necessary. With careful planning, you can make the experience a lot less stressful.

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At Vision Communities, our goal is to create a space you can make your own, and we have communities that are conveniently located near the place you work. If you are looking for a new apartment, be sure to put a VC community on your list to tour. We have floor plans for you to view virtually or in person. Our spacious, studio, 1 bedroom2 bedroom, and 3 bedroom apartment layouts provide cozy space. Check out our luxurious apartment floorplans in one of our communities and enjoy life at the VC. 

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