It is tight in the morning in many senses, body and time are only two examples. Commuting is the result of this. The motion plays a big part on this as a summary of both time and body. Space could then be described as the movement, meaning that commuting actually creates space.
Yi-Fu Tuan describes this nicely in his book Space and Place (1977), he distinguishes between space and place as motion and rest.
I am currently writing on this topic for my upgrade the coming month and have come a cross a really nice movie clip to visualize some aspects of this discussion. Amazingly this video is very popular and I don’t think all these fans are enthusiastic modern dancers, but commuters who feel represented .