Reducing stress from commuting
Global surveys are showing that strict confinement and safety concerns have caused dramatic changes in traffic congestion and commuting. As economies, we now see an increase in car and transit travel. The paradox is that single-driver cars are causing traffic congestions in many cities. It is universally agreed that the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to impact many of our habits both in the short and the long term.
Commuting is certainly one habit that will change Even before the pandemic started, commuting had been climbing up the ladder of what employees listed as causing them stress. Homeworking will certainly help to reduce the stress of commuting and the costs economies incur in commuting.
Nobody can accurately forecast what commuting will be like in the future? A recent survey, and there will need to more, shows that 6 out of 10 London commuters will change the way they travel when the return to work begins. Humans will discover other forms of stress unless they make fundamental changes in what they "need" from life rather than "want" for themselves and their families. The need to reduce stress from commuting is a good start! It also means cutting on business air travel which had also reached unsustainable levels.
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