Transport for London and Work Wise UK advise on flexible working to reduce commuting in London

Transport for London (TfL) has published a guide to flexible working in a bid to reduce the strain on the capital’s creaking road and rail networks.

The organisation has teamed up with not-for-profit initiative Work Wise UK to publish advice for employers to allow their staff to work outside the usual nine-to-five.

More than 1.3 million Londoners commute for more than one hour each day.

TfL wants more people to work from home or to travel to work outside the morning and evening rush hours.

Ben Plowden, director of travel demand management at TfL, said: “In the next 15 years or so, the capital’s population is expected to grow by 800,000 people, which will greatly increase the demand on the transport network, particularly during peak hours.

“It’s more important than ever for employers to take advantage of the opportunities smarter working practices can offer both their organisations and their employees.”

Work Wise UK runs National Commmute Smart Week, which ends on Saturday 3 November.

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