Could remote working make our cities more sustainable?
The recent pictures of empty cities, free of cars and smog, speak for themselves.
What we see is not just the decrease in the use of cars and buses but also the increase in the use of two-wheel vehicles such as bicycles and electric scooters or bikes. Currently buying these alternative forms of transport is being stimulated by state incentives.
In TIM, to favor this sustainable mobility and with a specific attention to relaunching the national economy, we have stipulated two agreements with innovative Italian companies: Askoli for electric scooters and Ekletta for electric bicycles.
Lower emissions are not the only happy outcome of this way of working for the environment and resources. For example there's the energy saved by using new workplaces and other aspects of remote working.
Keen use of collaborative platforms also helps companies become more green. Shared editing of documents, for instance, rather than creating new ones and sharing them by e-mail as usual, could mean fewer big attachments are in circulation in the long term, leaving less of an impact on filing systems and using less energy.