Throughout this lockdown period, many workers will return to work and normal travel isn’t quite the same as before when social distancing is implemented. However, workers would still take major roads as a route back to the workplace every day. Changing routes may not be that effective either, if workers will take public transportation at all times.

Commuting to work is very difficult as this pandemic is still happening. So what are some ways for workers to get away from “rush hour peaks”?

1. Invest on an electric scooter
Lots of towns all over the world including Paris and LA have e-scooters as one of their modes of transportation. E-scooters run at a speed of 10mph that can cover up to two to four miles of ride, notably faster than e-bikes. E-scooters are banned on public roads in the UK, but the chief executive of a micro-mobility firm Adam Norris believes that with high-vis clothing and models with larger wheels come improved safety.

2. No parking? No problem
There’s another unique alternative that lets people pick parking spaces that are for rent. Since traffic builds up during the pandemic, car owners aren’t likely to go for commuting and transporting longer hours in personal vehicles, and people might resort to micro-mobility vehicles. So Anthony Eskinazi, who runs the app Just Park, encourages owners to hire in-car parks and make 300 garage parking lots into scooter and bicycle areas.

3. Grab a cab
Cab drivers still continue to accept calls from customers under the condition that they clean the interiors of the cars in between passengers. Uber also supplies them with PPE equipment like hand gloves and face masks. Despite these, Milanesi is curious as to how ride-hailing companies will earn the trust of commuters that the vehicles are safe. Uber responds by requiring cab drivers to take and share selfies to verify that they are protected with masks mostly during service.

4. Flying taxis
What if all else fails and you’re left with flying taxis as your only choice? Although all 175 drone taxi designs are not yet in service in any country, it may be a good alternative, too. But according to an associate aerospace engineering professor, all we have to do for now is wait. The coronavirus will most likely delay their development instead of encouraging it.