Avoiding the commute
The folks over at OmniNerd (yes, Virginia, there is such a site and it does appear to be populated with nerds) have a fascinating statistical analysis of commuting. The best part: graphs that plot departure time (the X-axis) against commute time (the Y-axis). If you could assemble this data for your commute, you might find anomalies in the traffic patterns that would allow you to save a bunch o' minutes per day!
OmniNerd: Avoiding the commute