City of Cape Town pushing for flexi-working hours to tackle traffic gridlock

Cape Town employers are being asked to introduce flexible working hours, as well as remote working to reduce congestion on the City’s roads.

Mayco member for Transport, Brett Herron says this is one of three substantial changes it would like to implement in order to tackle traffic congestion.

We are going to lead the way. Our corporate services which houses our human resources department is busy working on how the City will implement it.

Brett Herron, Mayco member for Transport

It’s not just flexible working hours, we are looking at compressed work weeks where employers can work the equivalent of a full week in fewer days.

Brett Herron, Mayco member for Transport

Asked what difference this would make, Herron says the city is also looking to improve access to public transport.

The City of Cape Town will be spending R750 million over the next five years to address infrastructure problems that contribute to congestion.

The strategy will be presented to council for approval next week.

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