Solve traffic congestion
by splitting work days
In regards to Dan Borenstein’s editorial column on the housing crisis, which also applies to the road crowding crisis (“Stop deepening the Bay Area transportation, housing crisis,” Jan. 29): I like his solutions, but we still need to deal with cars and road commutes under the current conditions.
I have a very simple solution to traffic congestion. Every city should pass an ordinance that any company with more than 50 employees should have to divide their work day into split time periods.
Since there are night owls and early birds, divide the work force in half and make one shift period start at 5-8 a.m. and end at 1-3 p.m. The second period, for us night owls, would start at 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and end at 6-9 p.m.
This would instantly halve the amount of traffic at any given time on the road, effectively doubling the road capacity with no new construction.
As I am a consultant, I set my own hours. I currently work 1 p.m.-10 p.m. It is wonderful. I don’t fight traffic.
Letter: Solve traffic congestion by splitting work days