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Cape Town And Jozi Traffic – And The Best Times To Leave For Work

Story from: 2oceansvibe.com

Braais in your early 20s – drinking stories and other frivolities.

Braais in your 30s – property prices, water saving measures, Bitcoin and how the traffic now starts from, like, 3PM on a Friday pal.

We’ve spoken at length about all of those, but we’ll focus on the traffic and how you might beat it here.

Lightstone, an analytics and data company, have released an analysis on “how the population density in prevalent Johannesburg and Cape Town suburbs is directly affecting drive time during peak hours”.

With the help of vehicle tracking group Tracker, patterns were analysed to work out when is the best time to head to work in the morning.

Via Business Tech, we’ll start with the Pretoria to Jozi trip:

According to Google Maps, an average drive from Pretoria to Sandton should take approximately 37 minutes.

Lightstone’s analysis of the route between May and August 2017 showed that if commuters leave at 05:00 it would take 45 minutes to reach Sandton – compared to those who leave home at 06:15 and spend a whopping 75 minutes en route.

And drive time to Sandton from southern outskirts:


It’s not much better down here in Cape Town, although there are a few differences:

When comparing the two metros, it is surprising to find that Cape Town traffic peaks 15 minutes earlier than Johannesburg considering that the data was collected during the winter period when the sun rises later in the mother city…

Overall, the data shows that leaving home before 05:45 from densely populated areas – like Alberton and Kuilsriver – could save as much as 30 minutes of drive time, compared to leaving at 06:15.

The early bird catches the worm or something.

Then again I suppose you could come in later and work a little later, but who really wants to hang around the office whilst the co-workers file out?

I’m sure at some point we’ll all start working flexi-hours from remote locations, but for now I guess we just suck it up.


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