Talent Canada: Traffic is better, and worse, than before the pandemic
by Todd Humber
Here’s what we can say without hesitation: Traffic is bad, occasionally better and often worse.
“Your commute to work this morning is 55 minutes in heavy traffic.”
That’s how my Google Nest greeted me this morning as I poured coffee beans into the burr grinder. The device has a daily habit of telling me exactly how long the drive is from my home to the offices of Annex Business Media in Toronto, publishers of Talent Canada.
Well, habit isn’t quite right. More of a programming reality, since I told the device to do that — it eliminates gridlock shock and dictates how long I can spend drinking that coffee.
If someone decides to roll their car over on Highway 404 and block two lanes, I can adjust accordingly.
Just a couple of months ago, as I fumbled with the coffee beans, Google would regularly tell me my commute time was “34 minutes in light traffic.”