CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (June 27, 2017) — Zagster, the nation’s leading provider of public and public/private bike-share systems, has for a second-straight year been named one of the “Best Places to Work” by the Boston Business Journal. For the past 15 years, the BBJ has recognized the city’s best employers based on actual employee feedback about office environment, work-life balance, job satisfaction, advancement opportunities, management, compensation and benefits.
This latest recognition comes on the heels of a year of exponential growth for Zagster across multiple business metrics, including 300 percent growth in implemented programs; 400 percent growth in deployed bikes; and 300 percent growth in staff. In January, Zagster closed a $10 Million Series B Round of funding led by Edison Partners, a leading growth equity capital firm. Also this year, the company launched new mobile app that simplifies and improves the overall user experience for the company’s 100,000 riders nationwide.
“We are excited to have built such a great team of people who are passionate about our mission of making the bicycle the most loved form of transportation,” said Zagster CEO Tim Ericson. “We’ve strived to create a dynamic and supportive culture where people can grow both personally and professionally, and this award reflects that commitment.”
Zagster is making significant progress in its mission to spread the joy of bicycling by increasing access to bikes. In a recent survey of 3,500 Zagster riders across the country, two-thirds of respondents said access to bike sharing improved their quality of life, while 62 percent said they feel more connected to their community because of bike sharing. More than half indicated that Zagster was their only access to a bike, and 92 percent said Zagster was a good investment in their communities.
In the first 6 months of 2017, Zagster launched or expanded more than 30 bike share programs across North America serving cities, universities, corporate campuses and real estate properties.
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Zagster is the largest and fastest-growing bike-share provider in the United States. Zagster operates more than 160 bike share programs in 35 states across North America and specializes in making bike sharing available in areas where traditional bike share providers can't reach. Unlike other programs in which riders must drop off bikes at designated stations for every stop, Zagster’s programs give users the freedom to ride as long as they want, wherever they want. And because Zagster manages all aspects of its programs — from bikes and technology, to maintenance and marketing — Zagster partners can create and deploy scalable bike-share systems that best suit their needs and work within their budgets.
More information about Zagster and its programs can be found at www.zagster.com
Media contact for Zagster
Jon Terbush, Zagster communications manager