According to http://reuters.myway.com/article/20..._01_N19219599_RTRIDST_0_ODD-LIFE-WORK-DC.html the average American commutes twenty-five minutes each way to work (as of 2000, which has probably not decreased). Typical commuters spend 47 hours per year in traffic jams. The record commute appears to be 370 miles round trip every day. A lot of homesteaders still have âin-townâ jobs that require commuting. How many miles and how many minutes do you spend traveling to and from work, and how many days per week?