Zipcar Equips Portland Vehicles with Bike Racks, Park Passes

Fri Sep 4, 2009 10:03am EDT

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PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Zipcar, the world's leading car
sharing service, has outfitted nine Portland vehicles with complementary bike
racks, and 40 vehicles with federal Northwest Forest Passes and / or Oregon
State Park Passes. As with all Zipcars, these vehicles include gas, insurance
and 180 miles of driving, and are parked in nearby, convenient locations. 

What:  9 Zipcars -- Subaru Imprezas and Outbacks -- have been outfitted with
Yakima bike racks through the fall season. Each rack holds two bikes. 

In addition, 40 Zipcars have been outfitted with state and / or federal park
passes, giving Zipsters free entrance and parking at local parks and forests.
The cars with passes include Honda CRVs, Honda Elements, Subaru Outbacks, and
some Subaru Imprezas.

When: The bike racks already are in place, and will stay on cars through the

The park passes also are in place, and are valid for one year (through August

Where:  Zipcars with bike racks and forest passes are located throughout
Portland, and can be found with two quick steps: 1) filtering for specific
vehicle type, and 2) clicking on the vehicle's description to view special
features, such as bike rack or forest pass. 

The Northwest Forest Passes are valid in Washington and Oregon National
Forests at day-use sites where fees are collected. 

Oregon State Park Passes are valid at hundreds of day-use park properties in
the Oregon State Park system.  

About Zipcar
Zipcar is the world's leading car-sharing service with 325,000 members and
6,500 vehicles in urban areas and college campuses throughout 28 North
American states and provinces as well as in London, England. As a leader in
urban transportation, Zipcar offers more than 30 makes and models of
self-service vehicles by the hour or day to savvy city residents and
businesses looking for an alternative to the high costs and hassles of owning
a car in the city. More information is available at

SOURCE  Zipcar

Jay Powell, CooperKatz for Zipcar, office, +1-917-595-3033,; or Nancy Scott Lyon of Zipcar, +1-617-336-4332,
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