Living, and working in a rural area, I still do a doubletake when someone from London tells me their 5 mile commute takes an hour or so.
I travel 12 miles to work, and usually make it in 15-20 minutes by car, or in about 30 minutes on a bike (I take it nice and steady so as not to get there in a sweaty mess), and even then I get infuriated at the traffic on the road!
but why isnt the rising cost of oil driving (no pun intended ;-)) motorists off the road!?!?!!
those commuters should learn to get some common sense and get up earlier and then walk or bike to work!