In preparation for the 2012 Olympics in London, transport chiefs are advising citizens to stop, relax and enjoy a pint of the good stuff before heading home after work each day. [bbc.co.uk]
Even without increased traffic during the Olympics, there are 3.5 million trips made per day on London’s Underground. An additional 20 million treks during the 2012 Olympics from spectators alone, motivating transport chiefs to start planning now, 9 months ahead.
Besides recommending that people stop into a neighborhood pub for a beer before heading home (this, of course, is my favorite suggestion), they’re asking people to work from home whenever possible, or at least staggering employees’ work times so that rush hours aren’t quite so unbearable.
I don’t know about you, but I doubt any transport officials in the US would ever recommend stopping for a beer before hitting the road. Too bad. We’ll just have to raise a pint to London during happy hour without their blessing.
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