Cumberland’s employers can play a major role in helping to relieve congestion on game days by promoting flexible work schedules and alternative commute options.
Cleaning up Commutes
When employers offer flexible work schedules, it can bring a host of benefits, including:
- Improved employee satisfaction
- Increases productivity
- Reduces attrition and unscheduled absences
- Community benefits—positively impacts traffic, improves air quality, and reduces strain on infrastructure
Office Plan on Gamedays
Add games to the calendar: Encourage your staff to add Braves home games to their work calendars. This can build awareness and help everyone to plan ahead for the day’s commute. Employers can also prominently post the Braves schedule in common areas throughout the office.
Promote carpooling: On game days, encourage staff to carpool to reduce the number of cars on the road.
Consider a flex schedule: If possible, give employees the option to adopt a 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. schedule on game days during the work week. This way, employees can be productive and off the road during peak game traffic.
Try Teleworking: Consider adopting a telework policy for gamedays. On telework days, qualifying employees could work from home. It's a win-win—employees can enjoy a productive work day and fewer cars will be on the road.
Leave it to the Professionals
Georgia Commute Options is a program of Georgia DOT helping commuters, employers and property managers in the 20-county metro Atlanta region take advantage of alternatives to driving alone to and from work.
Contact Georgia Commute Options to customize a plan that meets the needs of your organization at no charge.
Georgia Commute Options reports that every day in metro Atlanta, the use of commute alternatives such as carpooling and transit results in 1.1 million vehicle miles not traveled and 550 tons of pollution kept out of the air.