@skydriller do not get me wrong, everyone needs to go back to work /rest / play and from a purely selfish commercial POV the more building spaces they need to do it in the better.
That’s not to say that everyone needs to drive, use a bus, commute bonkers distances by train, go to work / school at the same time.
Just spreading out the school year* and times of day would have a fantastic effect on road capacity which in turn would enable less valuable real estate given over to traffic and parking and returned to human scale travel modes. Factor in reduced pollution, road deaths / injuries, lower costs, increased personal fitness, cheaper family holidays, lower NHS demands and generally just having nicer places to live, what’s not to like?
* my pet productivity peeve is building hugely expensive schools with wonderful meeting space, gyms, playing fields, libraries, laboratories, etc only for them to spend 40% of their life locked up and inaccessible (yet being vandalised and burned down) by the people who live around them and pay for them. If ever there was a better example of a lack of joined up thinking I’ve not come across it.
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