I have mixed feelings about commutes. On one hand, I know people usually HATE them. But on the other hand, it’s when people are listening to, um, me on the radio. So . . . yeah. Mixed feelings.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, commute times just hit an all-time high. The average American’s commute was 27 minutes one way last year . . . that’s two minutes more than it was a decade ago.
And that adds up. It’s an extra 20 minutes a week . . . or 17 extra hours a year.
And all in all, the average person spends 225 hours, or nine full calendar days, commuting in a year.
So what’s leading to the increases in commute time? One of the big reasons is cities not having enough housing, so people move further away . . . THEN cities not spending on roads and transportation, which makes their drives tougher.