While plenty of people would like to get back to work, many of those who are working may be damaging their health just getting to and from their jobs. According to a new IBM global commuter study, over half of all commuters says roadway traffic has negatively impacted their health. A Mainstreet.com story about the study noted that 84 percent of American workers drive a car alone to work despite the fact that there are numerous rideshare programs available (search on the name of your state and “rideshare”).
I once had a job where I commuted one day a week with someone I knew from church. We both lived and worked close to each other. That once a week shared ride did more than save us both a bit of money and stress. It led to a great friendship that has now lasted more than 20 years.
Do you carpool? If not, what are the possibilities of finding a colleague who lives close to you and suggesting that you give it a try for at least a day a week?