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The Future of Commuting

What are some things to expect for the future of commuting?

Last year was an unpredictable year universally, and although we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel, many companies have opted to continue working remotely for the foreseeable future. According to the New York Times, in October of 2020, 73 percent of U.S. employees would prefer not to go back into the office due to fear that returning to work could pose a risk to their personal health.

As a result of the pandemic, companies have re-evaluated the importance of having expensive offices in high-rise city buildings. Major companies and large businesses are now opting for co-working spaces, primarily in suburban areas, allowing employees to have a balance between working at home and in the office.

Nexus Workspaces has plenty of locations and flexible plans throughout Florida. Our most popular plans are the virtual and executive office plans, which provides business owners with the convenience of having both a business address and a private space that best meets your needs and reduces operational costs.

We’ve recently seen an influx of large companies like Amazon, Capital One, Nationwide Insurance, and Facebook switch to long-term remote work, and it is likely many companies will continue to follow.

What does this all mean for the future of commuting? It is most likely going to improve your commute to work, for many reasons!

  1. There will be fewer cars on the road if you live in a state like California, New York, or Florida. Tim Lomax, research fellow at Texas A&M Transportation Institute, says, “It will be as though maybe you added a lane each direction in the freeway…This telework phenomenon has shown people that they don’t have to be in the office all the time.”
  2. As for the transit systems globally, The Sun magazine from the United Kingdom noted that because most workers in the U.K. are working remotely, their public transit system added a flexible three-day season train ticket for commuters who are only physically in the office three times a week.
  3. Some cities have brainstormed alternatives for those who do not want to take public transportation anymore. Cities are reallocating road space incrementally to offer civilians more space to be able to walk to their place of work.
  4. Many cities in the U.S. and globally like London, Milan, Bogotá, Paris, and Berlin have all implemented more bike lanes due to civilians not being comfortable yet with taking public transit systems.
  5. Cities in the U.S. with big transit systems like New York and Boston have been urgently cleaning their trains a lot more than they used to. The New York MTA states that their subway service is suspended from 2 a.m. through 4 a.m. specifically to disinfect stations and trains.

Although life looks very different than it did one year ago, one thing is for certain- both states and employers are pushing towards this new way of commuting to and from work. This includes implementing more bike lanes, fewer cars on the road, trains being cleaned more frequently, and providing employees with more flexible work options, it seems this trend is here to stay. 

Planning journals in office space

6 Ways to Stay Productive

  1. Start each day with a plan

    At the beginning of each day, jot down the tasks you’d like to accomplish, starting with the most difficult or time-consuming. Getting them out of the way first thing in the morning will help set the tone for the day. Completing the most difficult tasks on the list will give you the momentum to continue throughout the day and allowing you to be as productive as possible.

  2. Optimizing your email communication

    According to Forbes, emailing back and forth can be counterproductive and waste a lot of your time throughout the day. If you catch your email chain going beyond two or three replies, you should probably have the conversation over the phone in order to maximize efficiency.

  3. Planning your week on Fridays

    This tip is the most under-utilized! Whenever that Friday feeling kicks in, we’re all guilty of getting ahead of ourselves and planning for the weekend. We recommend planning for the upcoming week on Friday instead of waiting until Monday rolls around. This allows you to get a head start and plan your week accordingly. 

  4. Rewarding yourself

    Sometimes, a pick-me-up is the best form of motivation! Incentives can vary by person, but whether that means treating yourself to something sweet or a short break at your nearby park, we encourage you to do it! We all need to recharge and allowing yourself to do things that bring you joy are not only important but can also bring out your most productive self.  

  5. Setting a bedtime and sticking to it

    Sleep is crucial to productivity. Studies show that a good night’s rest boosts productivity. According to, sleep deprivation symptoms are more than just feeling tired. They also include lack of cognitive function, which affects concentration, the ability to make decisions and job performance. In order to avoid this, we recommend developing a bedtime routine and avoiding any technology one hour before bed. 

  6. Exercise Regularly

    Busy working professionals might have a difficult time fitting exercise into their schedules, but taking time to give your body some movement has proven to be beneficial in many aspects. Studies have shown that implementing an exercise regime can increase productivity, reduce stress, combat fatigue, and improve performance! While you’re working on planning your week on Fridays, try to add a workout or two in your schedule!