I purchased this while living in NY . The street is always busy/crowded, this gem made it super easy to maneuver through the busy street, using only one hand! I live how easy it is to collapse. I can hold my son with one hand, while closing it with the other. It's not heavy either. Which is great when taking the bus(holding a kid, diaper bag, pocket book, lol) or cab. This was a life saver! I don't use 8s much now I live in Alabama as I don't take the bus, or cab, but I use it a lot in the mall.