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Working from home is saving Clevelanders 4 hours a week, survey shows

Posted at 8:30 AM, Sep 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-22 08:30:49-04

CLEVELAND — A new survey shows Cleveland residents are saving more than four hours a week or about 10% of their work week by working from home, according to CoPilot, a car-buying website.

The site went through Census data from U.S. cities. Another study from Texas A&M University found the average American spends seven days a year in traffic delays.

The survey found people are using the extra hours to work out, spend time with their kids, reading and even learning a new skill.

During the summer months, outdoor recreational activities skyrocketed.

Boat sales also jumped in Northeast Ohio with more people hitting the lake. Cleveland Metroparks saw an 81% increase in runners, walkers and bikers using the trails.

With fewer drivers on the road, that means less money for road repairs.

A portion of ODOT’s funding comes from Ohio’s gas tax. ODOT confirmed to News 5 that it had to reschedule some projects or phases of projects to help balance their budget.

To read more on the survey, click here.