Often, people choose to live in Eugene or Springfield because of their excellent quality of life, including low crime rates, close proximity to recreation, and short commute times. I sometimes forget how much of a convenience a short commute can be. I live in the country and am at my office on River Road in about 12 minutes, and less if I’m running late.
A recent article pointed out that over 3 million Americans have commutes over 90 minutes each way to work. That 3 hours a day adds up to over 20 weeks a year spent in your car per year. Yuck. Commute times in Eugene are short. Nearly ½ of us spend less than 14 minutes each way getting to work, and about 3/4 of us spend no more than 19 minutes.
As a brilliant marketing campaign says, “we’ve got it good.”