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April 2017 — Lower Mainland Edition

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Get the first look at a Modo art original

Supporting local artists in our community as heavy users of Modo for their work is a big part of our co-op and we want to give back. Not only as sponsors of the annual Eastside Culture Crawl, but throughout the year. 


Brent Granby's "Modo Park"

Brent Granby is a longtime Modo member, resident artist at Parker Street Studios. and participating artist in the annual Eastside Culture Crawl. As supporters of the local art community, commissioning a Crawl artist to create an art piece for the Modo office was a natural fit—even more so with Brent's main subject being cars. On our blog, Brent walks us through the process from finding the right image, to sourcing his material:


"What would it look like if we had more carsharing and less parking in the city? I wanted to integrate the idea of a cityscape with cars in it and have a suggestion of something else—what else could be there or was there? That was my starting point and from there I tried to land on the right image"


Read the full interview on our blog

In this issue

Modo Moves

Tips From Our Pros: Carsharing 101

Take a Trip: Sea to Sky!

On the road: Spring Cleaning

Coffee in Cars "egg hunt"!

Quick Poll

Seat Sale

On the Blog

Community Calendar

Featured articles

Modo Moves


Vancouver / Downtown
SECOND CAR and LOCATION MOVE at Waterfront. A 2017 grey Toyota Corolla (#873) joins the 2011 Mazda 2 – and to accommodate two cars, we’ve moved our stalls behind the pay gate, at the top of the first ramp.

Vancouver / False Creek
NEW LOCATION at National & Quebec. Find a 2017 white Honda Fit (#889) in a designated stall on National Avenue, just east of Quebec Street.

Vancouver / Hastings-Sunrise
NEW LOCATION at Callister Park. You can find a 2015 white Toyota Sienna (#721) on the west side of North Renfrew Street, just north of Oxford Street – across from Pacific Coliseum and next to Callister Park. 


NEW LOCATION at E-Comm. A 2014 blue Nissan Versa Note (#485) now lives across from the E-Comm building's entrance gate, on the southwest corner of East Pender Street and Rupert Street.


CAR CHANGE at McGill Park. In response to member demand for a smaller car, we’ve shrunk the Toyota Sienna to a 2017 grey Honda Fit (#890).

Vancouver / Mount Pleasant
UPGRADE at City Hall Surface Lot. Amongst our many cars at this location, a 2017 white Honda Fit (#886) has replaced a 2014 Nissan Versa Note.

Tips From Our Pros: Carsharing 101

Whether you're new to Modo or just need a quick "refresher", our Carsharing 101 video explains the basics of two-way carsharing (and it's fun to watch too!).


Find out how you can share your booking with another driver or where to find Modo at ferry terminals here.

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Take a Trip: Sea to Sky!

Modo Ambassador Elicia is a transportation expert by trade and an advocate for a multi-modal lifestyle with Modo, Mobi and transit.


To surprise her mom during a recent visit from Saskatoon, Elicia planned a special surprise trip up the Sea to Sky highway, inlcuding stops in Squamish and Whistler, complete with a gondola ride and spa visit!


Modo: Nissan Versa Note (#479) 

Features: Winter Tires, Cruise Control, Power mirrors

Staff Tip: Spare seats? Share your ride with Pop members and save driving cost.


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On the road: Spring Cleaning

Our team makes sure our fleet is in top shape for your next trip!  As a shared service, we ask our members to leave the vehicles on the same condition as you find it to maintain a smooth and enjoyable driving experience for all members. Especially after a longer trip, the car might need some extra love.


You can help us stay "spring clean" and earn free drive time!

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Coffee in Cars "egg hunt"!

Check your Modo booking this month for our Salt Spring Coffee giveaway in cars, featuring a special "Celebrate" blend to honour your trust and support over the last 20 years of sharing with Modo. 


Share your finds with us on social media and post a picture of you and your prize so we can feature you in our next enews! Tag #20yearsofsharing and #saltspringcoffee

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Quick Poll

We’re regularly updating our website to best serve all our members.


Share your Modo website feedback in our quick poll!

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Seat Sale

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


Starting March 31st and ending April 20th, bookings in these cars are 10% off! 


Vancouver, Renfrew-Colingwood  Wall Centre Central Park

  • A 2017 grey Honda Fit (#870)
  • A 2017 silver Toyota Prius (#881)
  • A 2017 white Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (#834)

New Westminster, Sapperton — Sapperton SkyTrain

  • A 2016 blue Honda Fit (#847)

Vancouver, Grandview-Woodland — Alma Blackwell's

  • A 2017 blue-grey Hyundai Elantra (#865)

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

>> SPRING LIGHTS Modo member and Eastside Culture Crawl artist Ben Z Cooper of Hfour uses his Modo membership to set up light illuminations projects. Hfour's upcoming project “Spring Lights” (free entry!) will take place at Queen Elisabeth Park end of April as part of the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival. 


>> GOTCHA! This year's April Fool's joke even had some Modo staff members second guessing. Are we really getting into boats? No. But glad to see how supportive our members are!


>> BICI LIBRE UBC's AMS Bike Co-op recycles and rebuilds bikes as part of their Bici Libre initiative, supporting migrant farm workers across Metro Vancouver and Fraser Valley with bicycles to remove transportation barriers. Check their volunteer openings!


>> CARLESS FAMILY Modo member David shared his family's recap of their 5 year "carsharing-anniversary". Happy to hear about your experiences!


>> CONGRATULATIONS  Modo member John Westhaver won the "Courage to Come Back Award" honoring his rehabilitation after a car crash, now engaging youth as a motivational speaker, and road safety speaker for ICBC.


>> 6 REASONS  Elisabeth Ormandy of the charity Animals in Science Policy Institute shares why Modo works so well for her team!


>> BC COOPS Modo's Selena McLachlan and Board member Joel DeYoung celebrate co-ops in BC and exercised their member privileges at The Co-operators Insurance AGM this week.


>> MODO MATH  New Modo Ambassador and longterm member Keane Gruending did the math for us: How much money can carsharing save you?


>> EARN DRIVE TIME  For every successfully referred friend you can earn $25 free drive time.
Learn more


>> GET YOUR SHARE  Modo members can get $200 free drive time when opening a bank account with a Credit union. Learn more


Community Calendar

April 7—CityStudio's Hubbub #8

Join the CityStudio team at Vancouver City Hall between 9.30am and 12pm for a free event, featuring presentations of student projects that aim to make the city "greener, healthier and more engaged".


April 8 — Urban Worker Skillshare

The Urban Worker Skillshare Series will provide helpful advice, workshops and networking for freelancers and "solopreneurs" on April 8. 


May 4-15 — DOXA Film Festival

Modo is a proud sponsor of Western Canada's largest documentary film festival. See what's on the schedule this year.


May 18–19 — CSA Annual Conference

This year, the 7th annual Carsharing Association Conference will take place in Montreal, Quebec. Two days, twenty talks that will shape the future of carsharing. Info

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