Rush Hour Redefined

Via Planetizen:

How will telework change commuting patterns?

Today the virtual work place trend is apparent in college towns across the U.S. like Amherst, Mass., and lifestyle locales like Asheville, N.C., and Bellingham, Wash., which are quickly becoming quality of life destinations for boomers developing their own virtual companies. Rather than experiencing clog ups during rush hour, quality-of-life locales like Amherst are experiencing far more traffic congestion at meal times–particularly lunch–as the self-employed virtual company owner heads to commercial districts for business meetings and to conduct errands. In these sorts of places, it’s a return to the 19th century where people live and work close to a town or village center.

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