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Lower Mainland Edition — August 2016

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Mobi to your Modo!

Modo Ambassador Lisa Corriveau took over Modo's Instagram account for one week in July and shared her family's transportation mix between cargo bike, Modo and Mobi!


Mobi is Vancouver's first bikeshare program which adds another great choice to your commute options. Now you can choose between transit or biking to and from work, and rely on Modo for errands or meetings during the work day! We're excited to see another innovative transportation option in the city that's helping keep privately owned cars of the road while reducing congestion.


Do you share with Modo and Mobi already? Send us a picture of your #ModoMobi key chain and tag @modo_carcoop to win a free entry for 2 to the Canada Running Series Eastside 10k on September 17!

In this issue

Modo Moves

On the Road: Commercial License Plates

Tips from Our Pros

Q&A with Modo Ambassador Jen Walker

Quick Poll

Seat Sale

On The Blog

Community Calendar

Featured articles

Modo Moves

Lower Mainland

Burnaby — Brentwood

NEW LOCATION at Aviara: Two cars — a 2016 grey Kia Sedona (#824) and a 2017 white Toyota Prius V (#823) — now live on the east side of the Aviara townhouses, two blocks uphill from Gilmore SkyTrain near Halifax & Gilmore.


New Westminster — Brow of the Hill

NEW LOCATION at Tenth St & Oxford: You can find a 2013 brown Nissan Cube (#437) in a designated stall on the west side of Tenth Street, between Oxford Street and Third Avenue (300 block).


New Westminster — Downtown

NEW LOCATION at Elliot & Dickenson: We've added a 2012 red Fiat 500 (#312) in a designated stall on the east side of Elliot Street, just south of Dickenson Street.


North Vancouver — Central Lonsdale
UPGRADE at North Van School Board: There's now a 2016 white Kia Soul (#812) in place of the 2013 Nissan Cube. (The Toyota Prius C is staying put.)


Surrey — City Centre
NEW LOCATION at King George SkyTrain: A 2016 grey Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (#815) now lives just east of King George Station, in the parking lot beside the end of the SkyTrain line. Our stall is in the angle parking right next to the track.


NEW LOCATION at SFU Surrey: You can find a 2016 white Toyota Prius V (#813) on the southwest corner of 102A Avenue & University Drive, just west of the SFU Surrey / Central City tower.


Vancouver — False Creek
TEMPORARY CARGO VAN at Main Street SkyTrain: Our permanent floating cargo van (#800) is currently located at Main Street SkyTrain.


Vancouver — Hastings-Sunrise
CAR CHANGE at Franklin: There's now a blue 2016 Toyota Corolla (#825) instead of a white one.


Vancouver — Kitsilano
UPGRADE at Seaside Plaza: A 2016 black Toyota Prius (#809) has replaced the 2008 Prius. (The Nissan Versa Note is staying put.)


Vancouver — Mount Pleasant
NEW LOCATION at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital: A 2016 blue Honda Fit (#811) now lives in stall #72 at Mount Saint Joseph Hospital, facing Kingsway across from Open Road Toyota.


FIFTH CAR at Kingsgate Mall: A 2016 silver Toyota Prius (#810) has joined the Mazda B2300, Kia Sedona, Nissan Versa Hatch, and Dodge Avenger.


UPGRADE at Alderwood: A 2016 grey Honda Fit (#814) has replaced the 2007 Toyota Yaris (The Chevrolet Orlando is staying put.)


Vancouver — West Point Grey
UPGRADE at Highbury: A 2016 white Nissan Frontier pickup truck (#808) has replaced the 2010 Mazda B2300.


Greater Victoria


Victoria — Burnside

NEW LOCATION at Speedy Auto: You can find a 2016 white Chevrolet Colorado (#805) — Victoria's second truck — in front of Speedy Auto Service, 2992 Douglas Street, between Spruce and Larch.


Just one Move for Greater Victoria this month, but if you have potential leads on available parking, please let us know! We're particularly interested in visible, accessible surface in Jubilee, Vic West, and Downtown, where we could put a Modo sign and reserve a permanent stall.

On the Road: Commercial License Plates

Kelvin knows our vehicles inside and out. This month, he has some good news for member's booking our cargo vans and trucks for deliveries and moving: 


All our cargo vans and pick-up trucks now have commercial license plates!

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Tips from Our Pros

Our stow-n-go vans are great for camping trips, picking up family at the airport or even moving house!


This month, Krusheska has some quick tips when booking one of these vans.

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Q&A with Modo Ambassador Jen Walker

Meet Jen Walker of Movement108, a hiking and carsharing enthusiast who will share her upcoming Modo trips as an Ambassador!


"Using a carshare for our hiking groups encourages carpooling, which invites more conversation and social connection, and saves me money to explore even more! Not to mention the environmental impact."


Read the full interview here

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Quick Poll

There are perks to being a Modo member! Take our August Quick Poll to find out more!

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Seat Sale

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

Starting August 5 ending August 25, bookings in these cars are 10% off!


Vancouver, Mount Pleasant  Mount Saint Joseph

  • A 2016 blue Honda Fit (#811)

Vancouver, Yaletown — David Lam Park

  • A 2013 black Scion FR-S (#719)

Victoria  Dover House

  • A 2016 black Honda Fit (#806)

Note: Any bookings at these specific locations during the Seat Sale period will automatically have the discount applied.

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On The Blog

>> BABY BUMP BRUNCH Ambassador Megan took her friend Caroline out for brunch on Main Street and shares her new favourite part of being a member.


>> LET'S ROCK Climbing blogger and Modo member Kristi took her favourite "Picasso" Modo to Squamish!

>> BARNSTON ISLAND Lisa Corriveau went on a Modo and bike adventure during her Instagram Takeover. A perfect destination for cycling with the little ones!

>> SQUEEZE BACK Aaron of Vancity went car-free for a month. We check in and see if he's greened his commute for good.


>> FRUIT PICK TRIP  Modo member Heidi took a Modo to the Okanagan and met a fellow Modo member at Dominion Cider Co.!

>> RUN WITH MODO Don't forget, members get 10% off the race entry for the Eastside 10k using the code MODOMEMBER

>> EV STRATEGY Chime in on the City of Vancouver's Electric Vehicle Strategy by taking this survey to share your feedback.

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Community Calendar

August 11–22 — Vancouver Queer Film Festival

Modo is a proud sponsor of the VQFF and we're giving away free tickets! Watch our Facebook and Twitter for details next week!


September 15–18 —  Rifflandia
Don't miss this fun music festival on the island! Plan ahead and book one of our ferry cars at Swartz Bay for your festival stay — and keep an eye out for a ticket giveaway soon!

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