[OT from cottage renovations]
The best commutes I've ever had have been when I could take the train to work, or could bike there. Each mode has its advantages, but they have shared the same drawback: the opportunity cost of having to give up the other.
More people than not seem to dread the commute to work, I actually look forward to it.
Interestingly enough, for that last leg through urban traffic cycling is hands-down faster than any combination of subway, automobile, bus and walking. The only way to beat it would be with a personal jetpack.