Zipcar Miami Partners with Citi Bike Miami to Further Enable Residents to Live Car-Free in the Magic City

Survey Data Shows Impact on Resident Mobility in Miami

May 18, 2016

MIAMI, Fla., May 18, 2016 – Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, and Citi Bike Miami, the official bike sharing program of Miami and Miami Beach, have entered into a joint partnership that will further enable city dwellers to use a variety of mobility solutions to get around the city without the cost and hassle of owning a personal vehicle. This new partnership provides a bundle offer to new and existing members of either service in the greater Miami area.

                                                               

“Zipcar is thrilled to be teaming up with Citi Bike Miami to make transportation easier and more cost effective,” said Smokshane West, Zipcar Florida general manager. “Our services not only have an impact on the quality of life for Miamians but also make the city a better place to live by reducing traffic and CO2 emissions.”

 

More than 80 percent of Citi Bike Miami station locations are within a block or two of a Zipcar, allowing residents to customize their travel plans without having to own a car. Together, Zipcar and Citi Bike Miami have each made a significant impact on resident mobility in the Miami area:

 

Zipcar and Citi Bike Miami Complement Other Forms of Mobility

·         Nearly 10 percent of Miami Zipcar members bike more often after joining Zipcar

·         Nearly 12 percent of Miami Zipcar members walk more after joining Zipcar

·         More than 11 percent of Miami Zipcar members take public transit more after joining Zipcar

·         More than 150 Citi Bike Miami stations are near public transit hubs, parking garages and bus stops

 

Zipcar and Citi Bike Miami Reduce Driving and Personal Car Ownership in Miami, Helping Decrease Congestion

·         Fifty percent of Miami Zipcar members have postponed buying a car since joining Zipcar

·         Nearly 15 percent of Miami Zipcar members have gotten rid of a vehicle since joining Zipcar

·         Over 1,000,000 Citi Bike Miami rides were logged in the past year by residents instead of driving a car

 

“Citi Bike Miami is excited to partner with Zipcar to make commuting easier, more efficient and more sustainable for all of our residents and visitors,” said Michelle Leshem, founder of SuperMarket Creative, agency on record for Citi Bike Miami.

 

Zipcar gives its members on-demand access to a wide variety of cars in hundreds of cities, as well as colleges and university campuses worldwide and major airports throughout North America and in Europe. Zipcars are available 24/7 for reservation via Zipcar’s mobile app, online, or over the phone.

 

For information on Zipcar in Miami, please visit www.zipcar.com/miami.

 

 

About Zipcar

Zipcar is the world’s leading car sharing network, driven by a mission to enable simple and responsible urban living. With its wide variety of self-service vehicles available by the hour or day, Zipcar operates in urban areas and university campuses in over 500 cities and towns across Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. Zipcar offers the most comprehensive, most convenient and most flexible car sharing options available. Zipcar is a subsidiary of Avis Budget Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: CAR), a leading global provider of vehicle rental services. More information is available at www.zipcar.com.

 

About Citi Bike Miami

Citi Bike Miami is owned and operated by DecoBike LLC, a pioneer in the bike sharing industry that launched bike sharing services in 2011 in the Miami area. With more than 1,750 bikes in its fleet, Citi Bike Miami is the largest bike sharing program in the Southeast United States and continues to expand its footprint. Citi Bike Miami is the official program for the municipalities of Miami, Miami Beach, Surfside and Bay Harbor Islands situated along Florida’s Atlantic coast. The program enjoys one of the highest station densities and highest number of bikes per resident of any major U.S. bikeshare and has become a daily and integrated part of life for area residents to reduce the need for an automobile.  

 

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Press Contacts:

Katelyn Chesley

Zipcar

617.678.7206

kchesley@zipcar.com

 

Michelle Leshem

Supermarket Creative, agency on record for Citi Bike Miami

305.420.5110

michelle@supermarketcreative.com

 

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