Carlton green wrote:Vorpal wrote:How about if we give hospital workers passes for public transport, instead, and arrange group transport from/to a few points around for those who arrive or leave outside public transport hours?
Give the benefits to those who don't drive. Not those who do.
To my mind working towards helping people overcome the obstacles which force them to drive is the way forward, help people rather than beat them. To my mind there should be an obligation placed on employers to support local living (say within four miles of their premises) and to work with employees to identify and facilitate the use of green / greener travel.
Many industries employ shift workers and lots of folk do work through the night, here’s but a few: postmen, firefighters, police men, manufacturing factory workers, power station workers, railmen. All those people deserve help too and certainly a bit of caring thought by their employer about how they get to and from work would be a positive.
I agree, and other folks working unsocial hours, or at locations poorly served by public transport deserve the same. I would actually go a step further and say that free, or very inexpensive public transport should generally be available, at least for local journeys.
But the thread started about a hospital car park, so that the sort of benefit I was thinking of.