From packed buses to standstill rush hour traffic, commuting is rife with inconveniences. Long commute times are linked to negative effects on sleep, productivity, and overall quality of life. Commuting Americans spend, on average, 52 minutes per day traveling to and from work — an increase of about 20% since the U.S. Census began collecting that data in 1980. Recently, ever-increasing housing costs within big cities have given rise to “super commuters” who travel more than 90 minutes each way, some even by plane!
Super commuters aside, a typical worker can expect to lose 408 days to