Commutes: some people love them (you get to listen to the radio longer during the drive time) and some people HATE them. Especially here in the Bay. You can live 10-15 minutes away from work and still get there in about 30-40 minutes instead.
Well, new information from the U.S Census Bureau found that commute times hit a NEW all-time high record.
They found that American residents average commute was 27 minutes one way last year.
Now this adds up to 20 minutes a week and 17 extra hours PER YEAR.
To sum it all up, the U.S Census Bureau found that the average person spends about 225 hours commuting in a year.
What are a few causes to longer commute times?
- Overpopulated cities
- Cities not having enough housing space, causing people to move farther away
- Places not spending money on roads/transportation services (making drives longer and difficult)