If you read our front page article this month, you will see that the City of Cape Town is putting forward the idea of flexi-time and carpooling in Cape Town.
To this I have to give a huge high five. I believe this is the start of something fantastic.
Gridlock morning traffic will cease; energy drain on electricity will cease; stress levels will be lower. These are just some of the benefits.
Now we just need businesses to jump onboard. I guess there will be the usual resistance, but people, get with the programme – first world countries have been doing this for years.
I do not know how anyone can arrive at their office, full of life and be proactive after spending hours of frustration in bumper-to-bumper traffic.
Cape Town has more cars than road, and I guess in the great scheme of things there will never be enough finance to fulfill the required needs!
I agree, this is going to be a mindset and paradigm shift and won’t fly off immediately – unfortunately. However, before we knock it, we should at least investigate it and even give it a try. I am sure once you start with flexi-time, you won’t look back.
So, what I think is that if you run a business, a company etc, look at ways to implement flexi-hours to your structures. I am sure you will all be pleasantly surprised.
Well, as usual, that is my view…
See ya, Nats