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July 2015

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We're growing in the Tri-Cities!

On July 1, we launched a new vehicle in Port Moody and a new neighbourhood in Coquitlam, adding a few more Modos to our growing fleet in the Tri-Cities. Since placing our first Coquitlam car two years ago, we've been working to increase our presence and give our Tri-Cities members more options when it comes to transportation.


Recently, our Director of Marketing, Selena McLachlan, talked with the Tri-City News about our expansion efforts in the area and the future of carsharing lying with people making "smart, pragmatic decisions." Check out the Modo Moves below for details on these new cars, as well as car news in your neighbourhood!

In this issue

Modo Moves

Tips from our Pros: Keep Your Modo Fur-Free

Fix It with Farrell

On the Blog

Seat Sale

Watch our webseries, Let's Go!

Community Calendar

Featured articles

Modo Moves

Greater Victoria

Victoria – Downtown

NEW LOCATION: At the Broughton Street Parkade – under the Victoria Central Library, between Douglas and Blanshard – you'll find a 2015 silver Kia Rondo (#687).


Lower Mainland

Burnaby – Metrotown

ADDED CAR: Element/Sovereign now has a 2015 white Mazda 3 Sport (#594) alongside its Fiat 500.


Burnaby – SFU

UPGRADE: We've placed a 2015 grey Kia Soul (#706) at SFU Verdant to replace the 2009 Suzuki SX4.


Coquitlam – Town Centre

NEW LOCATION: Coquitlam City Hall is a 2015 blue Kia Soul (#694) in a designated stall on the south side of Guildford Way, between Town Centre Boulevard and Pinetree Way. Our stall is east of the RCMP building, just west of City Hall.


NEW LOCATION: Kensington Plaza is a 2015 white Kia Rondo (#689) in a designated stall on the south side of Glen Drive, between The High Street and Pinetree Way. Our stall is just east of Kensington Plaza.


New Westminster – Uptown

CAR CHANGE: At Ash & Fourth Avenue, a 2015 silver Kia Rondo (#699) has replaced the 2013 Toyota RAV4.


Port Moody

NEW LOCATION: Klahanie is in front of 713 Klahanie Drive, north of Nootka Way and south of Murray Street. Our 2013 red Toyota RAV4 (#487) is in a designated stall on the east side of the street, just north of Nootka.



NEW LOCATION: River Rock–Bridgeport is between the River Rock casino and parkade, on the south side of River Road, just east of Charles Street. You'll find a 2015 white Kia Sedona (#690) in our designated on-street stall.


Vancouver – Downtown

FLOATERS: During the FIFA Women's World Cup, while the Stadium SkyTrain lot is closed, our Ford Ranger and Mazda 2 are living at VCC Downtown.


Vancouver – False Creek

FLOATER: At Main Street SkyTrain, a 2015 orange Toyota Prius C (#705) has temporarily joined the Orlando until its permanent home is ready.


Vancouver – Kensington-Cedar Cottage

UPGRADE: A 2015 green Kia Soul (#698) has replaced the 2006 Toyota Corolla at St. Catherines & E 29th. The Corolla was our oldest car, proudly carrying Modo members since 2007 and was our last car with a 2006 model year.


Vancouver – Kitsilano

CAR CHANGE: At Maple Community Garden, there's now a 2015 silver Kia Rondo (#691) instead of a red one.


Vancouver – Marpole

CAR CHANGE: You'll find a 2015 white Kia Rondo at Eburne Park instead of a 2015 Mazda 3.


Vancouver – West End

UPGRADE: At Harbourview, there's now a 2015 yellow Kia Soul (#676) instead of a 2011 Mazda 2.

Tips from our Pros: Keep Your Modo Fur-Free

When it comes to your canine and feline companions, Modo is happy to have them along for the ride. However, we have a strict fur-free policy and require that they must travel within a carrier.


Members who stray from our policies can incur hefty fines, so to avoid that, read our latest Tip from Modo's "Fur Prevention Officer", Alissa!


Her Top Tip of the Month? How to accommodate furry friends safely, without infuriating other members.

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Fix It with Farrell

Getting Nailed and Screwed:

It's not as salacious as it sounds! Actually, we repair 3 to 5 tire punctures weekly caused by nails and screws picked up along the road.


If you notice a soft tire, report it to the Member Loyalty Team as soon as possible. With a phone call, you can help us avoid long-term damage to Modo tires.

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On the Blog

>> COMMUNITY  Since 1997, Modo has been investing in our communities and we rely on our members to help continue this support.


>> #LETSMODO  How do you get hundreds of magazines (and a few comedians) to The Cultch? Ask the team at Poetry Is Dead.


>> MODO VS. OWNING  Do you own a car, or are considering buying one? Why own a car when you can share 400?


>> BICYCLE VALET  Good news – The Bicycle Valet is open on Granville Island all summer free of charge!


>> MODO TIPS  You've read Alissa's fur-free tips, now check out the Pro Tip archive on our blog!

Seat Sale

Save 10% off your entire booking with Modo's Seat Sale!


In case you missed the news, we'll be featuring a few vehicles across our Modo neighbourhoods so members can enjoy a little price break and maybe try a new car or two along the way.


Locations on sale for July 1 – 21:

  • Coquitlam – Coquitlam City Hall – Car #694, a blue 2015 Kia Soul
  • Vancouver – Larch & W 6th – Car #531, a grey 2014 Nissan Sentra
  • Vancouver – St. Catherines & E 29th – Car #668, a red 2015 Kia Rondo

Be the first to book and watch for future sales in our monthly eNews!

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Watch our webseries, Let's Go!

Check out our new webseries with Vitamin Daily that features local business, entrepreneurs and Vancouver personalities using Modo to explore the hidden gems of our city.


In Episode 1, our host, Ken, teams up with the gang at Bestie – Chinatown's finest currywurst restaurant – to pick up produce from a front-garden farm near Main Street and some secret spices in Little India.


After helping Bestie gather ingredients, Ken joins up with some friends from Bao Bei Brasserie to find the best dumplings in the city. Who'll win the Great Dumpling Debate?


Community Calendar

Vancouver Farmers Markets

Modo is proud to be the all-market sponsor of the 2014/15 Vancouver Farmers Markets and to celebrate 20 years of farm to table goodness!



Main Street Station at 1100 Station Street (2–6pm)



Yaletown Market at 1200 Mainland Street (2–6pm)



Trout Lake Market at Lakewood & 13th (9–2pm)


West End Market at Comox Street (9–2pm)


Kerrisdale at 5500 East Boulevard (10–2pm)



Kitsilano Market at Larch & 10th (10–2pm)

The Kitsilano Market has returned to its regular location! VFM would like to thank everyone for their support during a difficult transition.


Mt Pleasant at 2300 Guelph Street (10–2pm)

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