Regional planning needs to include telecommuting

Opinion section
Valley News - Opinion
During the April 30, 2019, meeting of the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Dianne Jacob said, “Transit and roads are not mutually exclusive. We need both.” She is correct, but the county and other regional planners need to revive another tool for traffic congestion relief and climate control. Jacob had to be at that meeting in person. Since rain was falling in San Diego County that day, I used the call-in line. It saved me a trip, as well as the wetness, and since I didn’t go into San Diego that day, I spent other parts of the day working at home. Telecommuting saves energy in more ways than trip avoidance; since I was able to wear clothes suitable for working at home rather than for meetings, I could extend the time between laundry loads and waking up 45 minut
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