What the BEEEEP is the deal with this APAC traffic?

The largest, most populous cities in the world continue to grow and businesses (and their staff) are paying the price for increasing traffic congestion. And the worst place for it is not those cities infamous for traffic like Beijing or Bangkok but Australia’s beach capital. 

Sydney was the only Australian city to feature in the top 20 worst cities in the world. At rank 17 it appears – as you’d expect – behind the Asian megacities like Bangkok (2), Shanghai (8) and Beijing (15) with a lower percentage of earnings lost.

" The largest, most populous cities in the world continue to grow and businesses (and staff) are paying the price."
Matt Nicol, BlueNotes contributing editor

However, once the value of the average salary for workers in Sydney has been factored in Sydney’s congestion clogs the economic highway worse than anywhere; the Harbor City’s morning malaise cost workers more than $A3,300 each on average in 2015. The time translates to the equivalent of three working weeks according to research from Global Positioning Specialists.

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Not only is the time spent commuting largely unproductive, it adds significant amounts of carbon to the atmosphere, contributing to global warming.

Here’s a suggestion – why not email this infographic to your boss as a visual reference to help facilitate a discussion about working from home?

Matt Nicol is a contributing editor at BlueNotes. You can follow on Twitter@schmicol

The views and opinions expressed in this communication are those of the author and may not necessarily state or reflect those of ANZ.

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