Following the pandemic, most of us have seen a gradual return to the office. Whilst that comes with its perks, there’s usually one dreaded downside: the daily commute.
This year we’ve witnessed the biggest rise in bus and train fares in a decade, as well as the biggest rail strike in 30 years, which only adds to the time, costs and discomfort that comes with travelling to and from the office every day.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
An e-scooter can transform your commute into a time that actually boosts your mood, mental clarity and attitude towards the rest of the day.
For the third in our commuter routes reimagined, we head to Birmingham and look at how you can rediscover the city’s potential on the route from suburb Edgbaston to the commercial heart of the city, Colmore Row.
Start the ride by heading up the green, leafy canal that begins all the way in Worcester until you reach the unmissable, glistening structure of The Cube, based on the contrast of Birmingham’s industrial heritage - heavy industry metal working and hand-crafted jewellery and watch making.
Turning right, you’ll continue along Birmingham’s waterways, past the warehouse- lined wharf and the shimmering façade of Europe’s largest library, designed by Dutch studio Mecanoo. Continue up round past historic Victoria Square, home to the city’s oldest venue, the temple-like Town Hall.
Finish off by heading up through the thick of the action to Colmore Row, until you reach your final stop at the office. All before the working day’s begun.