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Zipcar, the world’s leading car sharing network, and Zagster, the leader in campus bike sharing, today announced their partnership to launch Zipbike, the first national, sponsored bike-share program for universities.

Zipbike aims to redefine campus mobility by accelerating access to, and adoption of, bike sharing at colleges and universities across the country. The combination of Zipcar and Zipbike on campuses will reduce congestion and parking demand by providing members access to both on and off campus transportation – all without the cost or hassle of bringing a car or a bike to campus.

Zagster, which operates 140 bike-share programs across North America — including nearly two dozen on college campuses — will manage the Zipbike systems at all participating universities. Zipcar, which is the largest and most longstanding campus car sharing provider with operations on more than 500 college and university campuses, will launch at participating Zipbike campuses if they don’t already have Zipcar programs.

“We know that today’s mobile-first, app-centric students value on-demand access over ownership,” said David Piperno, vice president of finance and strategy at Zipcar. “Zipcar programs on campuses improve the quality of life for students, faculty and staff alike by making it easy to access a car only when they need one, and our partnership with Zagster will allow us to offer that same access to bikes.”

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