Mr. Bill K
Differential workday start times
For the city, county and state offices downtown, make the work day from 7:00-6:00. Roughly 1/3 of the commuting workers would be spread over a 4 hour rush hour instead of all driving during the 2 hour rush hour. The expanded hours would be a benefit to consumers needing to access public offices The increased cost of utilities would be offset by no longer needing to purchase right-of-way, no construction costs and no consumer costs from closing roads during construction. If this is successful with public employees, perhaps the private sector downtown would follow suit, increasing the benefit to traffic mobility.