BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — REV Birmingham, an economic development organization that stimulates business growth and improves quality of life in Birmingham, plans to unveil a bike sharing service in September 2015.
The system will include 400 bikes and 40 docking kiosks and riders will be able to check out bicycles for short rides through annual memberships or by paying with a credit card. According to Rev Birmingham’s media release, the BikeShare system will include 100 electric pedal assist bikes and sidewalk decals will be deployed within the footprint of the planned system to gather feedback from future users, who can text their thoughts on potential locations.
The program is sponsored by local companies like Regions, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama and Alabama Power Foundation. The system is being created in partnership with the Regional Planning Commission of Greater Birmingham and the City of Birmingham.
“Picturing these new bikes as they ‘zyp’ around town, we wanted to establish a brand that embodied not only the bicycle, but the full bikesharing,” said Director of Zyp BikeShare Lindsey G. West.
West said, “The Zyp design is fun, modern, simple, action-oriented and unique. It really breaks the mold and captures the spirit of Birmingham at the same time.”
Want to know more? Sign up for the Zyp BikeShare enewsletter HERE.
Copyright 2015 WIAT 42 News