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Zyp bicycle

ZYP is a bike share program operating in Birmingham. The program was created REV Birmingham in partnership with the City of Birmingham, the Birmingham Regional Planning Commission and the Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham. Program sponsors include Regions Bank, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama and the Alabama Power Foundation. REV's Lindsey West is the program manager. The name and logo were developed by Big Communications.

Zyp was launched in October 2015 with the first of 400 bright green bicycles distributed to 25 stations. 100 of the bicyles include electrically-assisted pedaling. Birmingham's is the first bike share program in the United States to offer electrically-assisted bicycles. The bicycles, charging kiosks were designed by Michael Dallaire and provided, along with GPS-enabled management software, by Bewegen of Quebec, Ontario. The bicycles themselves were manufactured by Procycle.

During its first year, the program expanded from 25 to 40 stations. As of April 4, 2016 the system had 5,812 members and had provided 20,768 trips for a total distance of 27,379 miles. At that time there were 359 bikes in service and 31 kiosks in operation, most of which were equipped to accept payment for memberships.

By the end of its first year the ZYP program had enrolled 826 annual or quarterly members and sold 11,687 daily or weekly passes. Riders had logged a total of more than 81,000 miles ridden in 63,051 individual rides.

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References

  • Davis, Bryan (July 20, 2015) "'Zyp' to be official brand of REV's BikeShare program." Birmingham Business Journal
  • Stein, Kelsey (April 1, 2016) "3 new bikeshare locations make it even easier to Zyp around Birmingham." The Birmingham News
  • Edgemon, Erin (October 10, 2016) "81,000 miles ridden during Zyp bikeshare's first year in Birmingham." The Birmingham News

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