81% of the working population commutes to work, so it makes sense to look for local jobs when you're job searching, and not surprisingly 'Jobs near me' is a popular job-related search request in Google. People would rather work closer to home - the less time travelling, the more time at home, when you get there.
The average UK daily commute to work is 49 minutes each way - that's 1 hour 38 minutes on the road. And in terms of mileage, the last census has the average distance commuted to work as 15 km (9.3 miles). So how can we help to cut the commute down?