Moving someone to a 5 day commute roster that averages 2.5 commutes per week would halve their weekly peak hour commutes, commute emissions, commute travel distance and travel time. In addition,
NOTE: 5 day commute rosters don't have to average 2.5 commutes per week. Any roster that averages more than zero days per week working at or close to home will produce some benefits.
How Hard to Get Started?
Commute rosters are very easy to set up because an employer could start a trial with only one employee working one day per week and then adding extra employees and increased number of days later on.
Governments could help by:
- Campaigns to encourage employers to try some working at home as part of the work mix.
- Information that will help working at home boost both employee and employer satisfaction with the experience.
- Monitor the distribution of working at home days across the week with the aim of maximizing the contribution this distribution makes to transport. (A day with very few people working at home will have higher peak loading.