Save Gas and Drive Time With the Power of Numbers

By collecting data for over a year and analyzing the results, Brandon Hansen was able to reduce his drive time by 30 hours a year.

Here’s how he did it.

He found, for one, “whether or not the local school district was in session proved to be the greatest measured variable in explaining the morning commute time variation.”

In the end, instead of leaving home at 8am and leaving work at 5:30pm, he could save the most time by changing that to 8:30am and 6:00pm.

Don’t be shy, the paper looks daunting but if you actually read it instead of the skim job the blogoagogorama thrives on, it’s pretty understandable.

Beating Traffic” [OmniNerd via Digg]