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Zipcar Teams Across North America Transform Parking Spaces Into Urban Retreats

BOSTON, Sept. 19, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

WHAT:

Zipcar, the world's leading car sharing network, is taking part in PARK(ing) Day 2014 within major metropolitan markets across North America. As a part of the organized event, select parking spaces in Zipcar cities will be temporarily turned into parks on Friday, September 19, 2014 for city-dwellers to escape the stress of urban life with the Zipcar teams. Zipcar is using this day to celebrate its mission: to enable simple and responsible urban living which is achieved through having each Zipcar replaces approximately 15 personally-owned vehicles from city streets. With fewer cars, urban dwellers can have more space to make their city great. On Friday, Zipcar parks will give a sneak peek of what can be done with the extra space through Zipcar's "recharge" parks where a passerby can relax in a green park, practice yoga, or even plug their mobile device into a charging station.

Founded in 2005 by Rebar, a San Francisco-based art and design studio, PARK(ing) Day invites people to rethink the way streets are used and promotes discussion around the need for broad-based changes to urban infrastructure.

Opportunity for photos will be available in every city, interviews and car sharing vehicle technology demonstrations will be available upon request.

WHEN:

Friday, September 19, 2014

WHERE:

Atlanta, Austin, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, New York City, Philadelphia, Portland, Pittsburgh, Providence, Sacramento, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto, Vancouver, Washington, D.C.

More details on each city can be found at www.zipcar.com/parkingday.

CONTACT:

Zipcar Public Relations; pr@zipcar.com; 617.336.4537

About Zipcar:

Zipcar, the world's leading car sharing network, has operations in urban areas and college campuses throughout the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Spain, Austria and France. Zipcar offers more than 30 makes and models of self-service vehicles by the hour or day to residents and businesses looking for smart, simple and convenient solutions to their urban and campus transportation needs. 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.

Source: Zipcar