Once upon a time I was a student at UCLA. I lived nearby and either walked or took the bus.
My new and very exciting job is not near me or UCLA. In fact it is a 35 mile drive each way. As it happens I have two very comparable choices for route on my commute. I can take the very beautiful Pacific Coast Hwy and look at the ocean on my commute. My other option is to take the 405 and 101 freeways which are two of the most congested commuter arteries known to human-kind.
So each morning I start out in West Los Angeles (near Marina Del Rey) and take one of the two routes (PCH or 405) to Westlake Village.
On the plot of one month of data I have the commute times vs. my starting time. For each route I plot the data points, the route average (bold line) and standard deviation range lines (thin lines).
So while I do enjoy the PCH route I am going to be driving the 405/101 route for the near future since the early results are pretty solidly in favor of it. As the statistics change I will post updates for the those waiting breathlessly for information on my commute.