Confronting traffic delays
THE EDITOR, Sir:
Now more than at any other time in our history, the Corporate Area travelling public ought to be taking advantage of flexi-hours work schedules. The eight hours required from most workers should see businesses, both private and public, allowing workers to choose their arrival times to avoid the massive waste of time in traffic.
The widespread roadworks allowed by the State, taking place all at once, is bound to reduce productivity significantly. Time spent in traffic is a waste of time, causing workers to arrive late, tired, and frustrated, and is a deterrent to productivity.
The very policy that has permitted the widespread roadworks to take place all at once ought to have seen that allowing some workers to elect to start work, for example, at 6 and leave at 2 p.m., while others arrive at 10 and leave at 6 p.m., would do wonders to ease the massive delays on our roads.
Students who must reach school between 7:30 and 8:00 a.m. and leave at 2-3 p.m. would fit neatly into this new approach. Frustratingly, many of these road projects will continue well into next year!
Over to you Ministers Clarke, Robinson, and Samuda!
BERT S. SAMUELS