A study by the Boston Consulting Group reveals that Filipinos spend about 16 days a year stuck in traffic. If that doesn’t sound bad enough, the time spent in traffic costs Pinoys about P100,000 a year in lost income.
We can only re-adjust our alarm clock so much. Sometimes, all it takes is implementing smart measures to save time.
Consider new modes of transportation
Take advantage of new routes and modes of transportation. For example, there are now P2P buses with routes that come straight from BF Homes in Parañaque or Calamba to Makati or BGC. With regular trips every half hour during peak periods and only one stop, P2P buses are faster and more convenient alternative to regular buses.
For more convenient modes of transportation, opt for ride-sharing providers such as Grab, Angkas, Owto, and others. Those who are open to unconventional alternatives, the re-launched Pasig Ferry is open from Monday to Saturday, and passes by a scenic route from Guadalupe to Escolta.
Work at home
Another way to deal with traffic is not having to deal with it at all.
With worsening congestion on the road as well the recent coronavirus outbreak, more companies are letting their employees work from home. Forbes listed that apart from lower costs, the benefits of telecommuting include improved productivity, improved health and well-being for employees, and a lower turnover rate.
Those who work from home are advised to maximize their time by using Internet-based storage platforms to easily access work files from anywhere on any device. Take advantage of mobile apps that let users host conference calls with colleagues or clients.
Live close to work
Renting close to work during working days may be an option, especially with tons of co-living spaces and affordable dorms rising in the fringes of big cities.
On the other hand, those looking for a more permanent home can find a place closer to central business districts in Metro Manila. For instance, Horizon Land’s Quantum Residences along Taft Avenue has direct access to three major CBDs: Makati, Manila, and Pasay. Further, it is in close proximity to malls, entertainment hubs, and parks.
Living closer to the workplace easily cuts commute time and affords one more time to spend bonding with family, pursuing hobbies, or simply relaxing.
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