In 2014, the French put an average of 23 minutes to get to their workplace. But for those longer trips, train station to exhaustion!
The University of Montreal has studied the link between transport time to get to work and fatigue that this generates. What?
The ideal travel time is 20 minutes. If the average time, in France, is 23 minutes, it is far from concerning all workers. Thus, 35% of French have a journey time exceeds 30 minutes, and 7% to an hour.
That puts the most time to work?
- It is in the Ile-de-France as the home-office trips are longer: on average 45 minutes.
- And it is the people of Normandy and Champagne-Ardenne have the best chance, with a travel time of 17 minutes.
Travel time increases stress
The Canadian study shows that:
- the long drives in the major cities are of course more stressful than those in small towns;
- traffic jams increase fatigue;
- passengers are more stressed than drivers because they do not have control of the vehicle;
- if the subway journeys are less stressful than driving, however, they still generate stress due to signaling failures, technical hitches, incidents travelers ... delaying trains and lengthen transport times;
- about the bike, it is better to use when working in the countryside or in cities that have implemented bicycle paths. Otherwise, it is a stressful transportation.
Finally, to limit the burnout due to the transport time, the study recommends that companies adapt flexible schedules that allow employees to be in better psychological health.
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