1. commute /kə'mjuːt/
搭配：commute from … to ….
commute between … and ….
e.g. Commuting from a suburb to the city center every day is very difficult.
e.g. It's exhausting commuting from Brighton to
London every day.
e.g. It's at least an hour's commute to work.
n. commuter 通勤的人
搭配：rush-hour/ daily/ regular/ long-distance commuters
commuter train 通勤列车
e.g. The station was busy with rush-hour commuters.
e.g. Thousands of daily commuters pour into the city.
2. carpool /'kɑːpuːl/
e.g. Carpooling is an eco-friendly alternative to driving alone, as it helps decrease the number of cars on the road and reduces air pollution.
e.g. Many employees at our company carpool to reduce their carbon footprint and save money on transportation costs.
e.g. In densely populated cities, carpooling is often promoted as a way to alleviate traffic congestion and lower greenhouse gas emissions.
补充：The benefits of carpooling
reduce carbon footprint 减少碳足迹
alleviate traffic congestion 缓解交通拥堵
save money on transportation costs 省钱
3. rush hour
e.g. To beat the rush hour, I often leave for work early in the morning when the roads are relatively clear.
e.g. The city's traffic is at its worst during rush hour, with bumper-to-bumper congestion on the highways.
4. pedestrian /pɪ'destrɪən/
e.g. Pedestrians should always use crosswalks when crossing the street to ensure their safety.
e.g. The driver was fined for failing to yield to a pedestrian at the crosswalk.
syn. uninteresting; boring
e.g. His speech was long and pedestrian.
e.g. He lived a pedestrian life, working at the paper mill and living in his trailer.