Usual transportation before may not be similar after lockdown once employees go back to work as social distancing is being imposed. So how can road networks manage the increasing number of commuters every day as they go back to the office? As per Professor Tony Travers, people have to move rapidly over the highways and the simplest way is through the main roads. However, employees consistently take vehicles like taxis, buses, and other automobile transport, so using alternate routes don’t fall right away, he added.

Do you have any alternatives? Here are some options that will benefit you as an employee and to escape “rush hour peaks”.

1. Invest on an electric scooter
In some places around the world like Los Angeles or Paris, e-scooters are a norm. E-scooters run over two to four miles of ride with a speed of 10mph, which is faster than e-bikes. E-scooter firm chief executive Adam Norris said, “Electrification is coming – it’s a low cost, low impact transport.” In the UK, e-scooters are only allowed on private lands, but Norris believes that it’s time to have a change in the law. With high-vis clothing and models with larger wheels, safety is sure to improve.

2. No parking? No problem
People nowadays would like to have different alternatives in travelling during this pandemic. A platform that allows owners to rent in-car parks settles to turn the 300 garage areas into scooters and bicycle storage. According to Anthony Eskinazi who manages the platform, Just Park, there might be a surge of parking demands after lockdown since car owners won’t prefer using private vehicles for very long. Researchers will observe an increase in micro-mobility if the management will promote this project as planned.

3. Grab a cab
Drivers still continue to transport, acknowledge calls from their customers, and receive a small amount of payment. Do not fret, however, as cab drivers are fully equipped with their PPE gloves and face masks, and they are required to clean the interiors of the vehicle in between passengers.. Still, Milanesi wonders how the companies will gain the trust of commuters that both the driver and passenger are safe during the ride. In response, Uber plans to accommodate a new setup where drivers are mandated to take and post selfies, and to validate if they are clothed by masks during work.

4. Flying taxis
If you’re left with no other options, how about trying a flying taxi? It may not be the best option for now, though, because there have been 175 drone taxis designs yet none are in normal service in any country. It is still very convenient to have flying taxis, but the coronavirus will most likely hinder their development rather than improve it. An aerospace engineering professor also mentioned that “The meltdown going on in the airlines is probably going to drag down the whole aviation industry.”