It sees quite a few rides with other bikes with equally small wheels, like this one:
Why? Because it’s so fun to ride slowly, and because the center of gravity is so low, you can ride at a pace that’s ridiculously slow.
It also sees other uses. Unfortunately, my commute is not such that I can use the Brompton for regular commutes (although if you were dedicated enough, you could use it for just about anything). Many of my uses tend to be times when I have to drive somewhere, but have the opportunity to hit a few stops after parking somewhere. In other circumstances, you might have to go back to the car, drive a bit, repark, and repeat. With the Brompton, you can throw it in the back of the car, park once, and have a much more fun day.
It’s the kind of bike that puts a smile on your face. I haven’t had a bad ride on it ever. You get it out, ride it a bit, and kind of chuckle at how much fun it is.
The only downside is that I don’t get to ride it as much as I’d like to. I had envisioned it being more integrated into my life, but as busy as I am, I don’t get to pull it out every day. At work, I’m often in too big of a hurry to be able to convert a drive into a ride…and when I can, the weather doesn’t always cooperate. In any event, it’s still a really fun bike to ride, and it enables riding in conditions when otherwise I wouldn’t be able to. How much more can you ask from a bike?