One of the benefits of where we live is that we have a ten minute walk to work. Although it is usually a sweaty undertaking, we love that it is good for the environment, inexpensive, and gives us a bit of exercise. It also works well since we aren’t always coming home at the same time. If we were taking a taxi, we’d hate to pay double when he or I worked late.
The other benefit, is that we get to enjoy the gardens. They are at their best when we walk home, the afternoon shadows adding to the atmosphere. I don’t know the names of the plants. Can your commute compare with these views?