Four alternative ways to commute to work in the city

If like thousands of workers across the UK, you’re forced to commute to work in a city, you’ll know just how stressful and costly it can be.

However, the good news is, there are plenty of ways to make your commute a more enjoyable experience. Here are four alternative ways to commute to work in a city to reduce the stress (and save money).

1) An electric powered bicycle

Cycling to work has been a popular option for many years now due to its exercise and cost-saving benefits. However, if you have a long commute it can be tough to motivate yourself to cycle all the way. That’s where electric powered bicycles have really come into their own.

The great thing about electric bikes is they can give your feet and legs a break for a while. Wherever you need to, simply switch to the electric motor and you’ll be able to just glide along. If you invest in a foldable electric bike, you could even take it part way on public transportation, then cycle the rest of the way to work.

2) Invest in an electric scooter

If you’re looking for a morefun way to commute, why not consider an electric scooter? Now, we’re not talking about traditional scooters here. We’re talking about the ones you most commonly see kids riding.

A lot of adults are starting to realise the benefits of riding electric powered scooters to work. They’re fun, affordable and they’ll help you to keep fit while you commute. You’ll find a great range of electric scooters for adults out there. So, why not revert back to being a kid and have a more enjoyable commute to work?

If you think that an electric scooter is too bulky and you don’t have additional space at home, there’s a solution for that too. There are electric scooters that you can easily fold for easier storage. So even if you live in a small apartment in the city, an electric scooter can be a great alternative to commuting.

3) Carpooling

If you’d prefer to travel by car, why not consider carpooling? That way, you’ll be given a break if you take turns to drive. It also cuts down the cost of commuting as each person will pay towards the fuel.

4) Walking

Of course, if you don’t have far to go, you could always consider walking to work. It gets you moving, you won’t get stuck in traffic and it costs absolutely nothing.

Even if the commute is a couple of miles long, it’s still totally walkable. You could even see if any of your colleagues who live close by would consider walking with you. When you have someone else there, you won’t even notice how much walking you’re doing.

As you can see, there are a lot of options when it comes to choosing how to commute. No matter what your budget or fitness level, there’s an idea above to suit you. All of the methods above will help to save money, cut down the stress and keep you active on your journey to and from work.

Photo by Josh Edgoose