Commuting Stress: Causes, Effects, and Methods of Coping by Meni Koslowsky

By Meni Koslowsky

Several humans have requested what prompted us to put in writing a e-book approximately commut­ ing, whatever that all of us do yet over which we've little or no keep watch over. actually, the overall response from expert colleagues and buddies alike was once first a type of understanding smile through a few tale. everybody has a narrative a couple of own commuting event. even if it used to be an issue with a not on time bus, a overdue arrival, broken-down cars, scorching trains or subways, in past times yr we've heard all of it. lots of those tales has to be apocryphal simply because, in the event that they have been all precise, it's extraordinary that any one ever arrived at paintings on time, at domestic, or at another vacation spot. The curiosity for us most likely stems from many elements that through the years have most likely inspired our pondering. all the authors studied and/or grew up within the long island urban metropolitan zone. For representation, let's commit a couple of paragraphs to describing the various senior author's (Koslowsky's) lifestyles reviews. As a tender guy in big apple urban, he used to be a continuing person of the hot York urban subway procedure. the complete community was once and nonetheless is kind of amazing. for a comparatively small sum, you may spend the entire day and evening in an underground global (growing up in big apple usually makes one imagine that the full international is contained in its 5 boroughs).

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However, there was an increase in the number of urban workers who walked to work or conducted their work at home during the 1970s. The JCPS report revealed a strong relationship between the use of public transportation and the number or cars available in a household. About 56% of workers who had no car used public transportation to get to work in 1970, and 49% did in 1980. People with no car available need to TRAVELAND MOBILITY 21 walk, bike, boat, or share a ride to work with someone else; these are popular alternatives in addition to public transportation.

About 56% of workers who had no car used public transportation to get to work in 1970, and 49% did in 1980. People with no car available need to TRAVELAND MOBILITY 21 walk, bike, boat, or share a ride to work with someone else; these are popular alternatives in addition to public transportation. At the other end of the spectrum, only about 3% of workers living in a household with three or more automobiles made the trip to work by public transportation. About 75% of those who used public transportation in 1980 came from households that had no car or one car available.

The federal government invests a great deal of money subsidizing the construction and reconstruction of highways. However, building roads and adding lanes is expensive, and it is not the only way to handle traffic congestion. Some of these other techniques will be discussed later in the chapters devoted to coping with commuting problems (Chapters 7 and 8). Although the GAO report describes the general problem of traffic congestion, some of the more specific characteristics of the commuting experience are not mentioned.

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