Why the Yulu Miracle is the perfect choice for short distance commute

The deteriorated state of Indian roads, lack of transportation infrastructure and the booming urban population have led to more heavy motorized vehicles on the road, which leads to increased levels of air and noise pollution, and also impacts commuters’ mental well-being and economic efficiency. Most of India’s GDP comes from cities, and thus, anything that hampers the smooth functioning of cities has the potential to pose as a barrier to our country’s economic growth. Keeping this in mind,  along with the rising consciousness of the urban population, we are giving Bangalore exactly what it needs – a Miracle.

Indian cities today have streets that are choked by traffic, suffocating with air and noise pollution. Heavy vehicles move at a snail’s pace, filling the air with a relentless cacophony of honks and the sighs of frustrated souls. This less than ideal scenario makes it extremely difficult for commuters to get from A to B in a smart, efficient and eco-friendly manner

How many times have you been stuck in traffic for hours, burning fuel as you sit fuming in your car or cab, even when you have only a few kilometers to cover? How often have you chased rickshaws down, only to be turned away as you refused to pay an unfair fare? Do you feel enraged shelling out exorbitant sums of money for petrol, only to see it go up as smoke and pollute the place you inhabit? Are you forced to plan your errands around surge pricing? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, the Miracle is made for you!

Our new Electric Scooter, Miracle, is designed for Micro Mobility. It is the first-of-its-kind microlight vehicle in India and is intended to be a solution to the hassles of short distance commute, and a saving grace for the environment. The Miracle is a smart, affordable and eco-friendly way to get wherever you need to go. The light and compact body ensure that parking is not an issue, and the 25 Km/hour speed limit lets you ride safely without a license. The vehicles unlock easily via Bluetooth, and a GPS tracker ensures users find a ride easily. Baggage space, a battery indicator, a smart bell, and a mobile phone holder are other features which enhance functionality for an urban commuter. The Miracle is set to redefine short distance commute as we know it, as it is a practical answer to the problems traffic congestion poses for the city, and the people living in it. Commuters can now opt for the smarter, easier and more fun way to cover short distances – whether they have to travel for work, run errands or simply go out for a breath of fresh air.

Miracle hence becomes the most efficient electric scooter which has multiple benefits. So switch to Miracle to enjoy the most relaxing experience of urban commutation in India. It’s light, it’s friendly and it keeps you safe! Ride the change!

 

Bengaluru has witnessed a Miracle!

Bengaluru saw a new wave coming in last year in the form of Yulu bikes which brought about a huge change in the transportation scenario of the metropolitan city. A year later, after the huge success of the bikes, we are again set to introduce – The Miracle!

We are honored and equally excited to share the news that on 27th, February 2019, Bengaluru witnessed a mega event, an event where the miracle, Yulu’s Miracle was launched in the presence of N.A HARIS – MLA, Shanthinagar constituency, Mr. Ajay Seth – Managing Director – Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL), Mr. Mahendra Jain  – Managing Director – Bangalore Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL) and Addl. Chief Secretary to Govt. Urban Development Dept., Government of Karnataka and R. K. Misra (Rajendra Misra, popularly known as “RK” or “Misra Ji”) who is an Indian politician. R.K.Misra was the winner of the Lead India campaign conducted by The Times of India in 2008, as the chief guests of the launch event.

Let us reveal to you the most awaited details of the miracle bike. Our new Electric Scooter, Miracle, is designed for Micro Mobility. It is the first-of-its-kind microlight vehicle in India and is intended to be a solution to the hassles of short distance commute, and a saving grace for the environment. The battery used in the electric scooter is a lithium battery. The battery is efficient enough to run up to 60 km in one full charge. There are 7 charging stations placed around Indiranagar and MG Road in Bangalore. The bike comes with swappable batteries which are synonymous to hassle-free charging and usage. As the scooter is a fully electrical one, there is no requirement of any license plate or helmet while riding the bike; though it is not mandatory, we still advise to use one for the safety of our riders. The bike limits itself to 25kms, which is an added advantage in terms of the safety measures taken for the riders. The aim is to increase the connectivity of public transport. As the chief guests in their speech mentioned that the need of the hour is to make it available to all, increase the availability and accessibility. The chief guests mentioned how Bengaluru is blessed with a climate where it favors bicycling and walking. Everyone talked about how public transport is the cornerstone of the mobility strategy of the state. And hence, Yulu is one of the major contributors in the same.  

With the statistics in place, all the chief guests were very appreciative of the work YULU bicycles have done in the past year. Coming back to Miracle scooters, the company is planning to operate currently in all the suburbs of Bengaluru and slowly move on to cities like Pune, Bhubaneshwar, and Navi Mumbai. Yulu is once again set to leave its mark in the field of urban mobility with its Miracle scooter!

Meet the new member of the Yulu Family – MIRACLE!

The urban commutations may be helping the traffic scenarios but even then, the streets are suffocating with heavy vehicles, smoke, and pollution. Heavy vehicles are stuck on roads forever filling the air with its noisy honks and adding to the pollution. It is not to deny that bicycles haven’t changed the scenarios a bit, they have changed to levels that were unimaginable a year before. But in countries like India, where a city has a population of an entire country, there’s a lot that has to be done, that in fact, needs to be done.

Going by the depreciated roads in the country, the urgent need of the hour is to give the transportation infrastructure the kind and amount of attention it needs. With the ever-increasing population and poor roads, the number of heavy vehicles is increasing rapidly. The growing pollution, both air, and noise, it is affecting the well-being of the people. Kids are more prone to asthma due to the air condition and other problems are creeping in the ordinary lives of the people. Keeping all of it in mind, the needs of the city and the needs of its citizen, we are presenting Bangalore with something it is in utter need of – a Miracle!

Introducing our new Electric Scooter, Miracle, specially designed for Micro Mobility. It is the solution to the hassles of short distance commute, it is the first-of-its-kind microlight vehicle to be launched in India. It not only saves the people from the hassle but also a boon for the environment. Our Miracle is affordable and eco-friendly. It will take you wherever you need to go minus the stress of the roads. The body is light and compact which makes sure that parking is not a problem. The best part is Miracle’s 25km/hour speed limit ensures your safety and also lets young drivers use it without the need of a license. The vehicle comes with a Bluetooth lock system and a GPS tracker which helps to find a ride in an easy manner. Baggage space, a battery indicator, a smart bell, and a mobile phone holder are other features which enhance functionality for an urban commuter.

Miracle will not only help you overcome the daily stress that builds up when you are on roads but it will also redefine the short distance commutation scenario.  Commuters can now shift to Miracle for short distances, whether it is to reach their office or run errands or for instance just wants to go out for a change of air.

Now you won’t be stuck in traffic for hours, neither will you have to burn fuel sitting inside your cars. You have the easiest solution at hand, just a click away. Change the way you commute and we guarantee you that it will start a healthier and more efficient way of transportation. Be a part of our Miracle and Ride the Change!

And hey, don’t forget to spread the word about Miracle!

Effects of Sustainable mobility on the environment

We are no stranger to the drastically changing weather conditions around the world. At times, the weather is warm and humid, and at times, it is extremely cold. The rapid motorization has played a major role in this outcome. The days are getting hotter, rainfall becomes more necessary than ever in the major cities, and the list goes on and on. However, it is to be taken into account that the transportation sector contributes heavily to the rise of these issues. Hence, it is high time that we adopt sustainable mobility to solve the crisis and bring back stability with the environment for mankind to survive and prosper.

So what is sustainable mobility? Sustainable Mobility means satisfying the needs of the current generation without compromising the ability to satisfy the needs of the future generation. Sustainable mobility is, therefore, the mobility model that enables movement with minimal environmental and territorial impact. It has its impact on the environment, and they are definitely a change for the better. Let us take a glance through the impacts it might have on the environment.

One of the major issues in the city is that the roads are heavily congested and the pollution rates are rising higher with each passing day. Not to mention global warming and other environmental issues like unfit air to breathe in. These issues need to be solved and the first step to achieving the goal is changing the way we commute. We need to adopt sustainable mobility. There are more cars and buses on the roads than they can serve. This has resulted in heavily congested roads and huge traffic queues. This further leads on to air and noise pollution. With cars and buses covering up most of the roads, it is important to note that the best alternative at hand is switching to a more eco- friendly mode of transportation. This will take care of pollution and help build a greener environment for everyone. The microlight vehicles like cycles or scooter are really the answer to the problems the environment is facing. These microlight vehicles take up very little space and these make commuting smoother, especially in the congested roads. These vehicles run on electricity or manpower and do not feed on fuels like petroleum or diesel and cause pollution. The fuels are depleting at a rapid rate and at such times an alternative needs to be discovered that might help mankind move forward and yet have enough left for further generations to consume. Cycles or e-scooter solves this crisis and also benefits the environment heavily. The price humans pay for these vehicles is almost negligible to the benefit they would receive from the environment in return.

We understand that cars and buses might be more relaxing and comfortable for many people and they would rather not change, but we are here to make you aware of the benefits of the change and the threat that lingers on our head in case we don’t change for better. The risk incurred on this change is almost negligible and we suggest you give it a try yourself. Yulu has taken the initiative to build a greener environment and rents cycles and e-scooters in the market at extremely low rates. To become a part of this revolution, download the Yulu app, Scan and Rent a vehicle of your choice and commute to a better tomorrow.

Effects of urban mobility on the economy

While we are surely familiar with the rising numbers of cars and buses on the road, we need to remember and think that there always is an upper limit. The rapid motorization in the present days has caused heavy damage to the environment and mankind as well; like heavy congestion on roads, high pollution rate, to mention a few. While the environment is facing heavy blows due to the disorganized nature of urban mobility, it is taking a huge toll on our economy as well which needs to be addressed and solved at the earliest.

The rapid motorization might definitely benefit the automobile industry that thrives on inventing new models of cars every other day at rising prices, but the more cars released into the roads cause even further damage to the economy. The number of vehicles on the road has doubled in the last ten years alone which has resulted in an increased number of accidents on road and also heavy consumption of car fuels. It is well recognized that poor transportation has the potential to adversely affect the economic efficiencies of the city as well as health and well- being of the urban population. Not just that, the heavy congestion of the roads during the rush hours result in the organizations incurring heavy losses that cannot be easily ignored. While a lot of money is being invested to find a way to save fuels, we believe the solution is very simple. Switching to electric vehicles or micro light vehicles will free the economy of the tight constraints and heavy losses. The light vehicles do not take up much space and free the roads of the much-hated congestion, which further ensures that commuting during rush hours is not such a terror. Vehicles like cycles or e-scooter can easily dribble the heavy vehicles on the road and reach the goal much earlier than expected. Not just that. The light vehicles hardly consume fuels that are dangerous to the environment, and also makes sure that the costing incurred on the journey is not as much as it would have been using a car. Electric vehicles can be very cost effective. The more vehicles like e-vehicles are brought into the market, the more the production cost per units will decrease.

Apart from the economic benefit provided by micro light vehicles, it also helps reduce the ecological footprint we leave behind with the use of heavy vehicles. In current times, the complete negation of heavy vehicles seems next to impossible, but changes should be made where necessary and possible, like for daily modes of transport. Yulu introduces into the Indian market the micro light vehicle, e- scooter which is available to the passengers for rent. Along with cycles, the e-scooter will also play an important role in keeping the environment safe and help build a better tomorrow. All you have got to do is scan and rent these vehicles from the Yulu app and help our economy grow.

Redefining Sustainable Mobility in India

While the entire world is getting urbanized at a tremendous speed, Sustainable mobility is a major topic of discussion today. With each passing day, innovations are being made to make transportation easier and achieve the ultimate goal of sustainable mobility. The reasons why we need to redefine sustainable mobility and work towards that goal is because the present roads are heavily congested, the pollution rate is increasing and causing tremendous harm to nature and let’s not forget the heavy consumption of fuels like petroleum and diesel. This causes inflation in the market and has a drastic effect on the economy.

To address these issues at hand, it is high time that we redefine sustainable mobility. While the modes of commute are heavily tilted in favor of buses and cars, we need to move away from them and adopt eco- friendly modes of travel. Cycles and e-scooters are the best alternatives that we would suggest that would help attain the goal of sustainable mobility. The benefits are multifold. With the innovation of e- scooter, sustainable mobility is one step closer today. In metropolitan cities, it is often seen that even for shorter distances, people tend to prefer cars or buses for their commute that results in heavy congestion on roads and waiting in queues for a longer period of time. Cycles and e-scooters can solve this problem with ease. For short distances, instead of cars, cycles help in having a smoother journey. Cycling takes a bit of your stamina, but that would not be a problem given the benefit of commuting with ease from the source point to the destination. And if that’s an issue, e-scooters will help you glide through the roads without feeling tired at all. While cars and buses pollute the air with fumes and burn a hole in your pocket, you will reduce the expenses you incur on your daily travel with microlight vehicles. EVs help in keeping the environment cleaner and healthier and do not run on any kind of fuels, thus, they help in reducing your carbon footprint. With rapid motorization in the urban locations to satiate the needs of the booming population, many cars and buses end up occupying the road. Sustainable mobility can be achieved by just substituting them with micro light vehicles and will make the roads congestion free and one can easily escape the horror of high congestion. Well, this is what redefining sustainable mobility is all about. With each innovation, we need to update the way we commute.

While cars might give you the luxury compared to cycles and scooters, these light vehicles give you the benefit of good health and a smarter mode of commute. Yulu believes in sustainable mobility and we are living our vision. Live the future with Yulu by joining hands in our initiative to make the world a better place.

Incorporating cycling as a family activity

Family is indeed the single most important thing in an individual’s life. We work and toil as hard as possible to bring the best comforts for the family, but the irony lies in the fact that while we work so hard for the family we fail to find time to spend with family and enjoy their company. It is understandable considering in this fast-paced world, you always have to be in the race to move ahead, but that often results in the family being neglected and you spending lesser of family time. Well, we are here to provide you with the best option that you cannot refuse that will help you keep moving ahead in the world and also allow you to spend quality time with your family. Yes, we are talking about cycling as the ideal option here.

Cycling is a great way for the family to bond with each other outdoors and make exercise fun for all. Learning how to keep your children’s foot on the right pedal is always energy well spent. Remember that with family, cycling is not about covering more distance or speeding on the road, but rather the time spent together in each other’s company. The goal is to have fun even if requires you take more stops and snacks for your ride. For older kids, bike riding may just be a way to have fun, but for the younger kids, cycling is a way to prepare them for the roads and teach them to become independent. Do choose roads with flat terrain and take your family cycling. There is no joy greater than teaching your children how to cycle and being a role model for them. You and your family get to work on their fitness as well as have fun at the same time. While you incorporate cycling as a family activity always remember to carry a first aid kit for the family. You never know when you might need it during the ride. Always follow the traffic rules no matter what. You can always teach your child traffic rules by following them yourself when you take your ride with them. Explore the various lanes in the city with your family and make your rides as much fun as possible, such that they become eager to take more rides with you. You may always include a treat for the ride to make the ride more enjoyable and want them longing for more. While you have fun, always make sure that you have your eyes on the road and always look out for the potholes, curbs and broken glass that often are found on the roads.

Everyone needs a bit of family time and we understand how difficult it becomes to adjust the schedule and make a tie for everyone in your life. Yulu is no stranger to the problems of a common man and hence brings to cycles for rent at cheap rates such that you can have a splendid time with your family and make sure that you and they remain fit. All you need to do is scan and rent a bicycle using the Yulu app and pedal your way with your family.

 

How to get back to cycling after a leg injury

Cycling is not only a means to have fun but also one of the best means to exercise. Cycling, like swimming, benefits your body a lot and you indeed experience a lot of fun riding and getting fit. But cycling often becomes an unwanted nightmare for those who sustain any form of injury, especially leg injury. Cycling needs your mind and leg to coordinate simultaneously and the injury makes that difficult and hence it becomes really difficult to pedal like before sustaining injury. But there is no reason to worry as we are here to provide you with a guideline that will help you ride your bicycles and have as much fun you had before sustaining the injury. After recovering from the injury, be it a week or a month or a year, the feeling can be immense, but you need to be careful in managing it in the best way.

  • After a break from cycling, the body will have lost the top end speed in you and the endurance will also decline steadily after two or more weeks. But what is lost can be regained. Do not push yourself too hard and start by riding for shorter distances.
  • Be careful in setting your goals early. Do not give yourself false hopes that may cause the relapse of the injury. Be calm and composed and ride regularly as prescribed by the doctor.
  • Consider cross-training to maintain basic aerobic fitness before you hop on to your bicycle and begin your ride. Swimming is one such exercise that will help you recover your fitness faster.
  • Make sure that your leg injury has not caused any imbalance between the injured leg and the other. If you feel so, the gym is always a place where you can recover the balance between the two legs with some leg exercises.
  • If you are returning from an injury caused by an accident, it may be a bit traumatic for you to begin cycling on congested roads. Start again from the basic by training for a few days in playgrounds and then take your ride to the roads. The psychology of the rider should never be undermined.
  • Once you have eased into cycling after recovering from injury, you can start adding a bit of tempo to your rides every week by increasing the distance of travel or the time or the intensity.
  • If at any point of time you feel that you are reliving the pain in the injured leg or the injured leg shows any kind of symptoms like swelling or any other kind, immediately reduce your intensity and visit a doctor at the earliest and consult a doctor. After all, you can easily push your recovery date behind by pushing through the pain at the wrong time.

Cycling is as fun as it sounds. It is after all one of the very few exercises that relaxes your mind and improves your muscle coordination and reflexes. Sustaining an injury is normal. We understand that it becomes really difficult to resist yourselves from cycling, but you need to understand that it is necessary to avoid relapse. So just hold back for a few weeks on your intensity and ride with joy. Yulu brings to you the joy of cycling by providing cycles for rent at cheap rates and hopes that no injury stops you from enjoying this beautiful sport.

How To Minimize Muscle Tension While Cycling

Cycling is not really as hard as one thinks it is, and definitely not easy too. It requires a bit of effort from the rider. After all, it is a form of exercise that helps you stay fit and healthy at all times no matter what. Instead of wasting thousands on gyms, you may get similar benefits by just cycling regularly for 30 mins or an hour at maximum. While there is a huge list of benefits, it is necessary to mention that when cycling for long may lead to some muscle tension. It is completely normal and nothing to worry about. But here, we are to provide you with solutions that will help you minimize the muscle tension while cycling.

One of the major reasons for muscle tension is muscle fatigue. When you tend to push yourself to pedal harder and for a longer period of time, the strain might cause muscle fatigue and hence leading to muscle tension. This can be easily avoided by pacing yourself on a regular basis. If you are a beginner and start with a longer duration of pedaling, the chances are high that you have muscle tension, while on the other hand if you tend to begin with cycling for a shorter duration and steadily raise your bar, you can easily minimize the muscle tension while cycling. There are more solutions to the muscle tension problem. It has often been seen that people ride at a stretch for long, but to minimize tension in the muscles, it is ideal to do a few stretches before getting on the bike. The importance of stretching for a cyclist should never be underestimated. A bit of stretching exercise will minimize the muscle tension and help you pedal for long with ease. One of the main reasons for muscle tensions during cycling is also dehydration or hyperhydration. The solution is pretty simple. You might like to take a protein bar for your ride or you may also have sodium in your sports drink. That relaxes your muscles and keeps you going for good. Well, you should not be drinking too much water before or during your ride, because that reduces the sodium content in your blood leading to muscle tension. So make sure that you intake the right food and drink during or before your ride. To add one more to this list, with age the chances of having muscle tension also rises, and that is pretty normal. The best solution is to not rush into things and slow down a little if you feel fatigued. Take a break and then continue with your ride. If the muscle tension becomes severe and does not allow you to ride, all you need to do is pause your ride and stretch the affected muscle. That would solve the problem and help you go ahead with the cycling.

The key to minimizing muscle tension is not to force yourself or pressurize yourself into riding for longer durations. Cycling is a fun and healthy exercise rather. Yulu provides you with a range of cycles for rent at cheap rates to help you solve your commuting woes. All you need to do is scan and rent a cycle using the Yulu app and say goodbye to your muscle worries.

 

Cycling For Busy Office Goers

The traffic every day is a huge mess, no doubt and we are sure that it is the last thing you want to encounter along with a busy day in the office. We understand how it feels to be in a hurry when you have a lot of work pending at your workplace, and you end up in huge traffic queues, which kills your time and harms your productivity for the day. May we offer you an ideal solution for all the traveling woes you have. The best alternative is to take up cycling as a mode to commute to and fro work daily. It really is not as hard as you think. Allow us to enlighten you with the advantages of cycling to the office daily.

One of the huge benefits of cycling is that it helps you escape the heavy traffic and helps you reach your office to make it in time for your work schedules. You need not lag behind the cars and buses stuck in traffic. Cycles take up very little space and can easily pass even in the most congested roads. So, if you are looking to reach your office on time, cycling is definitely the best option. That is not all. One of the major advantages of cycling is that it relaxes you. The busy office goers are often in a hurry and the worry of running late always bothers them. Hence, cycling relaxes your muscles and brightens your mood which helps you have a fresh start to your day in office. The busy office goers often end up taking cars or buses for their daily travel and end up stuck in the traffic for a longer time, and not just that, they also end up spending a lot of money on travel to work as a result. On the other hand, the expense you incur on cycling to work on a daily basis is almost negligible and you can even reach your work ahead of time if you are familiar with the lanes. Make yourself familiar with the shortcuts in the city between your home and workplace and take the lanes which you can easily penetrate using a bicycle, and commute with ease without having to worry about the horrendous traffic or the expenses in traveling. The bonus you receive on commuting on bicycles regularly is that it takes care of your fitness and also promotes a healthy environment and saves fuels. The list goes on and on.

Who would’ve thought that bicycling helps enhance your daily productivity in the office! With the rising population, there are more vehicles on the road than it can take. This results in congestion on roads. The potholes and the poor conditions of the roads do not help either. They slow down the vehicles and if you are in a hurry to go to work, it is a big negative.

To take care of your worries, Yulu has come forward with an initiative that rents out cycles at a cheap cost such that you can reach your office on time and get going with your day.