Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Shedworking makes for happy families

The RAC Foundation blog asks the pertinent question, are long commutes eroding our social networks? To which of course the answer is yes. Fiona Coyne points out that The Corporation for National and Community Service in the US is particularly worried about "the decline in community cohesiveness in US cities" and says:
"This emerging trend is part and parcel of commuter neighbourhoods where residents travel long distances to their workplace spending relatively short amounts of time at home and - even more so- out and about interacting with their local community."

She also mentions the recent results from The Children’s Society inquiry which shows how long working days away from the home are putting family life "under threat" with children becoming lonely. The solution, of course, is that more people should be shedworking.

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