As of this week, Princeton University's bike-share program is bigger and better than ever.
Members of the Princeton community now have access to 60 bikes stationed across nine convenient locations around campus. The expansion represents a sixfold increase from the initial launch, in November of 2014, that brought 10 bikes and one station to the campus.
That kind of targeted growth exemplifies the scalable service Zagster offers to our partners. While traditional bike-share providers typically require large capital investments up front for blanket launches, Zagster allowed Princeton to start small and build out in a smart, sustainable manner.
"The significant expansion of bikes and locations is a reflection of the strong utilization of the existing program and of the demand for an even larger one," said Timothy Ericson, Zagster's CEO. "We've really just scratched the surface of what’s possible on campus and in the town."
Ericson is right. We are just beginning to see how widespread bike sharing can be not just on campus, but in the town of Princeton as well. And to that end, we're delighted that Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert announced last week the town's intent to bring bike sharing to the wider community later this year.
— Liz Lempert (@lizlemp) March 16, 2016
Stay tuned for more exciting news out of Princeton in the near future. And if you're at Princeton and want to get rolling with Zagster, head over here and sign up today.
You can read the full press release announcing Zagster's expansion at Princeton University here.