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  • Introducing URB-E's New Front Vertical Kickstand!

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

      Go ahead, fill your basket and never have to deal with parking at Trader Joe's again. Introducing the patented Front Vertical Kickstand, available now from URB-E. Make the URB-E your perfect companion on subways and buses, at grocery stores and pharmacies, and everywhere the URB-E needs to be stopped or stowed with ease. The front vertical kickstand allows each URB-E to stand up perfectly straight when folded, creating a sturdy platform for you to load it up or tuck it away. American innovation enables the URB-E to literally stand on its own. Find it in our online store here,...

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  • URB-E vs. Electric Bike vs. Folding Bike | A Comparison

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    Personal Transportation: How Does URB-E Compare? There are lots of options for getting from A to B, especially in an urban environment. What's easier to take on the metro, a folding bike or an electric one? What's more efficient,  a boosted longboard or a car? When it comes to comparing last mile solutions, it can be tough to know what to take into account. To help you while you consider urban transport options, the URB-E team put together this chart comparing URB-E with other popular personal vehicles. You can see how URB-E stacks up against bikes, cars, and personal electric vehicles in terms of...

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  • Expo Line to Santa Monica | Where Do I Park?

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    Expo Line: A Metro to the Sea The extension of the LA Metro Expo Line is opening this Friday, May 20th, meaning Angelenos will finally be able to ride Metro all the way from Downtown LA to the beach. The new portion of the line will the first LA Metro station to reach Santa Monica in over 60 years, which has left residents and commuters along the route awaiting its opening with cautious optimism. The optimistic: a new, efficient way to commute on LA’s Westside, an area notorious for stifling traffic all hours of the day. Metro has even made...

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  • Driving Health and Happiness| Commute to Work

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    No one likes spending hours in a car each day, that’s a given. But recent studies show that long car commutes are more than just annoying; they can have very real effects on your health and happiness. Driving health is a considerable problem for modern commuters, one that is often overlooked. The Real Cost of Commuting by Car In a recent interview with NPR, National Geographic Fellow and author Dan Buettner put a dollar sign to the amount long commutes affect our happiness. “When you look at Americans' day-to-day activity ... the top two things we hate the most on a day-to-day basis is, No....

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  • The Last Mile Problem | Commute to Work

    Posted by Simon Caballero on

    The Last Mile: A Commuting Nightmare Commuting is tough, and we’ve all been there. It’s the end of the day, you're tired and leaving work late, and all you want to do is make dinner and fall immediately into bed. Whether you're walking to that far-away parking garage or you live a couple miles away from that metro stop, there always seems to be one leg of the journey that feels absolutely interminable. This is referred to as the “last mile” problem, or the difficulty of traveling the last leg between a transportation hub and your final destination. These in-between distances are...

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