Strong Sustainable Communities

Offer Incentives to Companies with employees workign outside 9-5

We can expand highways all day long and it will never be enough. An accident on one side slows down the other side anyway. Expanding highways is an anti-green approach and is terribly costly.

 

But the real problem has never been a lack of infrastructure rather that we all try to go to and from work at the same time.

 

My idea is that there would be incentives for each hour your employees work outside of 9-5. IE .50 cents to two dollars per hour per employee when working 7-3 (paid only on the 7AM-9AM hours).

 

Like a shift premium for companies to get them to shift their workforce to rotating hours. This could also be given to work form home employees employers based on the ratio of 2 hours per day credit etc.

 

You qualify by shifting workforce not an existing night shift etc.

 

Considering the millions and millions spend on highway expansion that often have little gain and a short shelf life (before another lane is need to get by Oakville) and the long term costs of all these wider highways being maintained and repaved etc. The government could clearly allocate huge sums of capital dollars taken away form highway expansion to this truly innovative green project.

 

Ontario could lead the world in this regard and be copied and envied.

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