Bike-Share Program Helps Students Save Money And Get To Class On Time
Zipcar and Zagster are creating sponsored programs across 500 U.S. college campuses
City-wide bike share programs have become increasingly popular, giving people a cheap and environmentally-friendly way to commute. Car-sharing company Zipcar wants to offer that same easy, cheap mode of transportation to college students and faculty.
In collaboration with bike-sharing system Zagster, Zipbike is the first national, sponsored bike-share program for universities that will be available at hundreds of campus in early 2017. This bike share, which students will need to set up themselves, allows students to reserve bikes on an app, and report and acquire maintenance on a bike. It also comes with promotional materials to get started.
For those interested in starting a program at their school, they can request one via Zipbike’s website. Zipcar touts that students without cars save an average of $20,000 during their four-year education, an important figure considering the rising cost of secondary education.