CHICAGO, Nov. 05, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, and Divvy, North America’s largest city bike sharing program, have entered into a joint marketing partnership to provide a bundle offer through the end of the year to new and existing members of either service in the Chicago metropolitan area. This new partnership 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.
“Zipcar’s ‘wheels when you want them’ service is a true complement to Divvy Bike Share. Both enhance the quality of life for city-dwellers by providing cost-effective alternative forms of mobility,” said Charles Stephens, regional general manager Zipcar Chicago. “We’re thrilled to be able to offer a bundle deal for Chicagoans to easily join two impactful transportation options, making it even more simple and easy to get around the city.”
Zipcar and Divvy have each made a significant impact on resident mobility in the Chicago area:
Zipcar and Divvy Complement Other Forms of Mobility
- More than 80 percent of Zipcar Chicago members use public transit the same or more after joining
- More than 60 percent of Divvy members use public transit the same or more after joining
Zipcar and Divvy Reduce Driving and Personal Car Ownership in Chicago, Helping Decrease Congestion
- Nearly 60 percent of Zipcar Chicago members have postponed buying a car since joining
- 48 percent of Divvy members said they drive less after joining the service
- On average, Zipcar members report driving up to 40 percent less after joining
Zipcar and Divvy Provide Members with the Freedom to Get Around
- 75 percent of Divvy members said they joined the service to get around faster and more easily
- More than 70 percent of Zipcar members said they are able to get places they couldn’t before
With this new partnership, the impact is expected to continue to grow, as more than 85 percent of Zipcar locations are within a block or two of a Divvy station. For information regarding the partnership and offer, please visit: www.zipcar.com/divvybundle.
“Today, we're making it even easier for Chicagoans to be members of both Divvy and Zipcar,” said Divvy General Manager Elliot Greenberger. ”While Zipcar prefers four wheels and we prefer two, we have a shared goal of making it easier and more affordable to get around the city.”
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.
Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, has operations in urban areas and college campuses throughout Austria, Canada, France, Spain, Turkey, the United Kingdom and the United States. Zipcar offers more than 50 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.
Divvy is Chicago’s bike share system, giving residents and visitors access to thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations across the city. Intended to provide an additional transportation option for getting around, Divvy is convenient, fast, fun and affordable. Divvy has added 175 new stations this year and is now the largest bike share system in North America based on the number of stations and the size of our service area in North America, thanks in part to the support and sponsorship of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois. For more information and a map of station locations, visit DivvyBikes.com.
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