Transportation Revolutionaries at Work: Pasadena’s Urb-e

first_img More Cool Stuff Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Los Angeles is notoriously a car city – it’s the home of the drive-through, the land of monotonous freeways and it’s probably the traffic capital of the nation. But that may be changing.There really is a big shift in the public transportation mindset,” said Peter Lee, CEO and Co-founder of Pasadena-based Urb-e. “People are looking to use public transportation more and millennials are more interested in using public transportation than buying a car.”Despite the expansion in Southern California’s Metro lines, there is still a problem with “the last mile.” This “last mile” can be the distance between your home and the bus stop or your workplace and the bus stop.Urban 626, a Pasadena design collective, has a solution to “the last mile.” They are bringing a revolution on wheels. This team of creative entrepreneurs has a laundry list of accomplishments but are all connected by their passion for Pasadena. Peter Lee, Sven Etzelsberger and Grant Delgatti are the trio behind the Urb-e.“Our goal is to help you live a little more efficiently,” said Lee. This zero-emissions personal transportation vehicle won Innovate Pasadena’s “Most Fundable” award this year.This lightweight, deceptively elegant electric personal transportation vehicle is the solution you have been waiting for. This 35-pound, foldable electric scooter may look like a toy but appearances can be deceiving. The Urb-e is a revolutionary personal transportation vehicle.Each Urb-e has over 200 parts but is designed to look seamless, explained Lee. The Urb-e is manufactured from extruded aircraft-grade aluminum and carbon fiber. Lee lovingly explained that each component is like a work of art, “we want to make it beautiful from the inside out.”“There’s a real value behind the design. It’s designed in Pasadena and manufactured in California. We all live here, we work here and we feel we have a responsibility to this [community],” said Lee.The machines are assembled by hand in the back of the Urb-e’s store on Colorado Boulevard, which is something rare nowadays. Builders, Junior and Carl, sign each one after the scooters undergo three quality assurance checks.“There are plenty of naysayers out there,” said Lee. “People say we’re building with too expensive materials, that people won’t use the product…”. The team feels the best remedy for this skepticism is to take one for a spin because riding the Urb-e is an experience unlike anything else.The Urb-e has a lower center of gravity than a bicycle, which makes for a more stable and comfortable ride. It has a surprising amount of maneuverability and reaches speeds of up to 15 miles per hour and has a range of 20 miles on a single 4-hour battery charge. It’s just low enough to the ground that you can put your feet to the road if needed but there’s also a rear wheel brake. Urb-e is a smooth ride that puts you in the center of your city and reinvents the way you move.“Everybody rides it and they just smile,” said Lee. The entire staff rides Urb-es to work, so if you see someone zip by you while you’re stuck in traffic, you know what they’re riding.Don’t just take Lee’s word for it, take an Urb-e out for a spin and start the transportation revolution.Urb-e is located at 235 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena. Call (626) 460-8113 or visit for more information. 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Brice Butler reportedly set to transfer

first_imgAccording to his twitter account, @USCnumber19, USC sophomore wide receiver Brice Butler will transfer, citing playing time as the primary reason.  Around 11 p.m. PST Wednesday Butler tweeted the following, “Always will be a part of trojan nation! No regrets, I just gotta go play fball, which isn’t happening here… I love all yall! Always will.”Butler had not previously indicated he would transfer.A native of Norcross, Georgia, Butler had a promising freshman year in 2009, totaling 20 catches for 292 yards and two touchdowns. He played in all 12 games and started against Stanford, where he caught six passes for 96 yards, including a 36-yard touchdown grab. As a result, he was named to’s All Pac-10 freshman team.However, those numbers failed to carry over to 2010, as he was lost amongst a new coaching staff. Despite playing in 12 of 13 games, he caught just nine passes for 112 yards and one touchdown, as he was behind the likes of fellow receivers Robert Woods, Ronald Johnson and Brandon Carswell and tight ends Jordan Cameron, Rhett Ellison and David Ausberry.While Johnson, Ausberry and Cameron were all seniors, Butler would have faced stiff competition from redshirt freshman Kyle Prater, who was a highly rated recruit last year, as well as two incoming freshman. George Farmer, who is ranked the No. 1 wide receiver and No. 3 prospect overall nationally by Yahoo! Sports’, and Victor Blackwell, who is ranked 18th nationally for wide receivers by Rivals, both have committed to USC.last_img read more