Hopping on a bus, jeepney or other means of public utility vehicles is a practical and cheaper option for an easy and safe commute to get to one’s destination. Whether it is to the office for work, to the mall to buy essentials and do errands, or to meet up with friends, it is much easier to get to various locations in the city, especially now that many public buses and jeepneys are back on the road.
GUIDE: 5 Tips for an easier and safer Public Transport Commute — from Ayala Malls Central Bloc
Experiences in commuting may vary every day, not to forget to mind proper social distancing and the health protocols imposed during the pandemic, however, rush hour can be quite stressful with the long lines and heavy traffic as always even the times before the new normal. You can easily have it on your way, and shake off the stress and improve your daily commute with these five tips:
Pack the essentials
It pays to be prepared. Make sure you have a spacious bag to fit all your essentials including a foldable umbrella for bad weather, a hand towel or handkerchief to keep your skin dry, and small bills and coins for your fare. Also, do not forget that a face mask and face shield are still required in public vehicles and establishments.
Travel with a full stomach
Long transit to commute can be exhausting, and they can take a toll on one’s health. Before you hop on a bus or jeepney, boost your energy with a light meal or grab a snack to munch on during your trip. It is also very important to bring a water bottle with you and hydrate at all times.
Be productive while in traffic
Commuting can take up a lot of time especially if you get caught in traffic. Make the most of the trip by having some me-time. Listen to your favorite playlist or podcast, read a book, watch a movie, practice breathing exercises or simply take in the scenery outside.
Spread kindness and good vibes
A small act of kindness can make a huge difference in someone’s day. Help a stranger carry their bags or board the vehicle, strike a conversation with the person beside you, and do not forget to thank the driver on your way out. It does not cost anything to make someone smile.
It helps to know the ins and outs of your daily commute for more hassle-free trips in the future. Find the most efficient route to your destination, know the different traffic points and times, and find a go-to spot to sit on the ride. Do not forget to check the bus schedule and the designated stop for faster and easier boarding.
Skip the line and commute conveniently with the Bloc Boarding service at Ayala Malls Central Bloc. To get a sure seat coupon for your bus ride, drop by the Concierge and choose your preferred time and route. Get more time to shop, dine, and do errands at the mall while you wait for your ride. Head to the Cebu IT Park Transport Hub at your selected time and board through the Bloc Boarding Lane. This service is open to all mall shoppers.
Save time, make your daily commute easier, and #WonderFurther with the Bloc Boarding feature at Ayala Malls Central Bloc.