My daily commute choice is between two different paths (10 miles stretches) that are parallel to each other.
Street #1: 35mph (40mph with flow of traffic). Downsides: Lots of long stop lights. Very busy road; lots of businesses on both sides of the street. Traffic accidents are common. Upside: 5th gear for a mile stretch feels so nice.
Road #2: 30 mph limit. Someone is always driving 30mph, and traffic can slow to 25-27 mph. However the traffic flows better than Street #1. The overall travel time is a tie between Street #1 vs. Road #2. Downside: driving 27mph-30mph for 10 miles is frustrating!
Does driving at 30 mph put more wear-n-tear on a car versus 40mph? Will driving at 30mph going to lower gas mileage?
Which of these two commutes would you choose?