More than half (52 percent) of British commuters say they believe that this year will change their commuting habits forever.
29 percent say they think they will work from home more often and a further 23 percent are planning to change the way they travel to the office.
One in ten (10 percent) intend to opt for the outdoor air and walk to work, whilst a further 12 percent are planning to ditch public transport in favour of the secluded safety of their own car.
Of the 1,000 motorists polled by webuyanycar.com, nearly three-quarters (73 percent) of commuters say that they do not miss the commute at all, and 27 percent say that there is NOTHING they miss about the office.
For those that will be going back to the office, it’s not all bad news, as 38 percent are looking forward to a time when they can be in the office more often, with more than half (54 percent) say they have missed socialising with their colleagues.
One in ten are excited to get away from their partner for the day and 8 percent are yearning for a break from the kids.
Richard Evans, head of technical services at webuyanycar.com, said: ‘’This year has seen all of us adapt our daily routines and for many of us, our ways of working and commuting has been hugely impacted.
‘’We know that there will be many motorists looking to sell their car now that their commuting habits have changed, whether that be to upgrade their, car as they plan to drive into work over using public transport, or because working from home means they no longer need their car at all.’’
Richard added: ‘’At webuyanycar.com we’re big advocates of doing things safely. That’s why we offer our customers a safe and hassle-free solution to selling their car. Motorists can avoid the potential risks of a private sale by selling directly to us at one of more than 300 local branches.’’
Whilst we might not all be missing the daily back and forth to the office on the whole, there are a few things about our old commute we long for.
Topping list of things we miss about the commute is ‘time to ourselves’ (38 percent), shortly followed by ‘listening to music’ (36 percent) and time to think (32 percent).
11 percent, who fancy themselves as the next Adele, miss singing in the car and 8 percent can’t wait to see their favourite barista again and pick up their proper morning coffee.
For those that are heading back to the office, something to look forward to is experiencing that true Friday feeling again, as more than half of those surveyed (57 percent) agree that Friday feeling is better in the office.