A quarter of working Dutch people also expect to partly work from home after corona – that reduces traffic on the road and public transport use

About a quarter of working Dutch people expect to continue working from home after corona, according to research by the Knowledge Institute for Mobility Policy (KiM). According to the institute, slightly more than half of the workers have already worked from home during the corona period and, for example, met remotely.

The same kind of percentages are also visible among students. According to KiM, 25 to 30 percent of students in secondary and higher education expect to follow home education more often than before corona after the measures against corona have ended.

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There are, however, major differences in the way in which employers facilitate working from home. There appear to be few obstacles for managers and other people with an office function, but for about half of the workers, including catering staff and painters, these home working options are not available.

Employees and employers find it particularly suitable for desk work and concentration work to do more often from home.

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People travel more for outings

The changes in the way of working have lasting consequences for transport movements in our country and the use of technology to make working from home possible.

The changes in the way of working

The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) previously also stated that working from home would alleviate traffic congestion and cause lasting changes. The effect on the use of office space is less, because the needs in the use of office space also change. The consequences for the housing market also remain limited for the time being.

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Although the first busy morning traffic jams are already present, a lot of people still continue to work from home. Large companies also prefer to postpone a mass return to the office, until more is clear about possible new measures.

More working from home, especially during rush hour, will lead to less congestion on the road and will also have consequences for the extent to which people use public transport. Students are more likely to continue to study from home.

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There will be less commuting than before corona, but KiM does see an increase in other types of trips, such as for family and shopping visits or outings.

Author: Jobly