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December 2015

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Modo Into The Holidays!

Do you like our card for 2015? We received some great entries in our contest after last month's newsletter and after a staff huddle, Jamie's design came out on top! Thanks to everyone who participated — there's a few we may save for a later date!


Speaking of holidays — did you know we offer gift certificates?


If you know a Modo member who'd love some extra driving credits this season, we've got you covered. All it takes is a quick call (or email) to our Member Loyalty Team and we'll provide a customized gift certificate using our card design above. Get in touch at 604.685.1393 or

In this issue

Modo Moves

Fix It with Farrell

Tips from Our Pros

Quick Poll

Seat Sale

Meet our Modo 8k Charity Partner!

Sharing and Caring Since 1997

On the Blog

Community Calendar

Featured articles

Modo Moves

Lower Mainland

Burnaby — Edmonds

NEW LOCATION: Solo Stratus–Whole Foods is a block west of Brentwood Town Centre SkyTrain station, behind the Whole Foods at Lougheed & Rosser. You'll find three new cars: a 2016 black Nissan Rogue (#727), a 2016 blue Kia Soul (#728) and a 2015 silver Toyota Prius V (#729).


Burnaby — Burnaby Heights

UPGRADE: Find a 2015 white Toyota Sienna (#722) at Cranberry Commons instead of a 2009 Dodge Grand Caravan.


Burnaby — Metrotown

CAR CHANGES: To help Element/Sovereign achieve LEED certification, we've exchanged the Nissan Versa Nota and Mazda 3 for a fleet of three hybrids: a 2014 blue Toyota Prius C (#646), a 2015 red Toyota Prius C (#734) and a 2016 white Toyota Prius V (#735).


New Wesminster — Downtown

UPGRADE: Columbia SkyTrain now has a 2015 white Toyota Prius C (#732) instead of a 2012 Toyota Yaris.


North Vancouver — Central Lonsdale

UPGRADE: Marlborough Tower has a 2015 white Toyota Sienna (#723) instead of a 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan.


UBC — Hawthorn Place

CAR CHANGE: At Logan Lane, a 2011 red Dodge Grand Caravan (#476) has replaced the mostly identical 2009 model.


Vancouver — Coal Harbour

UPGRADE: At Melville, there's now a 2016 red Kia Rondo (#738) instead of a 2012 Chevrolet Orlando.


Vancouver — Downtown

CAR CHANGE: You can find a 2013 black Scion FR-S (#719) instead of a 2012 Fiat 500 at David Lam Park.


UPGRADE: At Richards & Smithe, there's a 2015 black Nissan Versa Note (#701) instead of the 2009 Nissan Versa. It joins the Scion XD and Toyota Prius C.


UPGRADE: A 2015 white Toyota Sienna (#745) has replaced the Chevrolet Orlando at VCC Downtown.


Vancouver — Dunbar–Southlands

UPGRADE: At Dunkirk & W King Edward, a 2012 grey Chevrolet Orlando (#484) has replaced the 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan.


Vancouver — False Creek

NEW LOCATION: The One is at 38 West 1st Avenue, on the southwest corner of Ontario Street. Enter the parkade from the alley between West 1st & West 2nd, and at the bottom of the ramp you'll find a 2016 grey Honda CR-V (#739) and a 2015 silver Toyota Prius C (#740).  (Accessibility note: Using this location requires the ability to climb 23 stairs. You may also have to wait outside the gate for up to 1 minute before entering the parkade.)


Vancouver — Grandview-Woodland

UPGRADE: A 2014 white Mazda 3 Sport (#594) has replaced the 2008 Toyota Matrix at McSpadden Park.


UPGRADE: Find a 2016 red Toyota Corolla at Lakewood & E 2nd instead of a Mazda 3.


Vancouver — Kitsilano

UPGRADE: At Kits Beach, there's now a 2016 red Kia Soul (#737) instead of a 2012 Mazda 2.


UPGRADE: At Almond Park, a 2015 white Toyota Prius C (#733) has replaced the 2007 Toyota Yaris (which was the oldest in our fleet).


UPGRADE: There's now a 2015 white Nissan NV200 cargo van instead of a 2004 Ford Ranger at St. Augustine's. We've also dropped the price of our small cargo vans (Nissan NV200) to the same cost as the rest of our fleet. Only oversized cargo vans (e.g. Dodge Ram ProMaster) have the oversized vehicle surcharge.


Vancouver — Marpole

UPGRADE: At Cartier & W 70th, we've upgraded the 2011 Mazda 2 to a 2015 white Toyota Sienna minivan (#730).


Vancouver — Mount Pleasant

CAR CHANGE: Find a 2012 Chevrolet Orlando (#525) at Alderwood instead of a 2010 Dodge Grand Caravan. (The Toyota Yaris is still there too.)


UPGRADE: At City Hall Surface Lot our 2012 Chevrolet Orlando — one of many vehicles at this location — has been replaced with a 2016 silver Kia Rondo (#743).


Vancouver — Renfrew–Collingwood

UPGRADE: At 29th Avenue SkyTrain, a 2015 silver Nissan Versa Note (#736) has replaced the 2008 Toyota Yaris.


NEW LOCATION: We've placed a 2012 red Fiat 500 (#312) at Cherry Hill, 2965 Horley Street (between Fairmont and Moss Street).


Vancouver — West End

UPGRADE: At 1454 Pendrell, a 2015 silver Toyota Sienna (#741) has replaced the 2012 Chevrolet Orlando.


WE'RE BACK: Our Knightsbridge location behind 1933 Robson Street has been occupied only intermittently since the summer of 2012. It finally has its own permanent car again, a 2012 blue Toyota Yaris hatch (#400).


WE'RE BACK AGAIN: Our Mathew Court location behind 1005 Jervis Street has been vacant since November 2013. Now it has a 2016 red Toyota Corolla (#731).


Fix It with Farrell

After a few frosty days, Farrell had batteries on the brain. Cold weather is one of the top reasons for a dead battery in your Modo and we've got a behind the scenes look at how Farrell and our Fleet Team remedy the situation.

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Tips from Our Pros

Have you downloaded our app? Matt, one of our software developers, has four tricks to make booking a breeze in our latest Tips from Our Pros.


His Top Tip of the Month? Book on the go and get there with Modo!

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Quick Poll

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on January 27, 2016 in Vancouver and Victoria. Will you be attending?


RSVP early with our Quick Poll!

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Seat Sale

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


Starting December 1 and ending December 21:


Port Moody

  • Port Moody City Hall — a 2012 blue Toyota Prius V (#370)

Vancouver, West End

  • Mathew Court — a 2016 red Toyota Corolla (#731)

Vancouver, Kitsilano

  • Almond Park — a 2015 white Toyota Prius C (#733)

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

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Meet our Modo 8k Charity Partner!


For our 2016 Modo Spring Run-Off 8k, we've partnered with Music Heals to raise money for music therapy programs at the Dr. Peter Centre in the West End. By registering today, you can help us reach our fundraising goals before race day, March 20. Get a sneak peek at our 2016 finisher medal design on our blog and see our Community Calendar below for a registration discount code!


Train with Modo! Our friends at Canada Running Series West have put together some simple training programs for runners of all levels to get race-ready for the Modo 8k. Need a training route? Check out their maps that also feature nearby Modo locations! 

Sharing and Caring Since 1997


Way back in the 90s, we started Vancouver's first carshare co-op. Today, we're still going strong with 15,000 members and the most diverse fleet stretching from Vancouver Island to the Lower Mainland. To celebrate our history (and that we're the best value in town), we've created this short video with our pals at Pink Buffalo Films. Watch and share!

On the Blog

>> BOARD OF DIRECTORS  There's still time to submit your nomination for our 2016 Board of Directors. Four positions are up for election in the Lower Mainland, and one in Victoria. Deadline is December 13! Read more


>> THANK YOU  We had a great time at the Eastside Culture Crawl this year! Thanks to our volunteers for providing our free Modo Shuttle, and to the Crawl for being a fantastic community partner. Recap


>> #BCBUYLOCAL  Share your local love story online throughout December and see the impact supporting local business has on your community.


>> #LETSMODO  Alicia took one of our new Jeeps to Joffre Lakes for a winter escape and has everything you need to know for your own retreat on her blog. More


>> CONGRATS  Read what our Grow Modo contest winner, Dadi had to say about about being a Modo member!

Community Calendar

November 30 - December 6 — BC Buy Local Week

The annual LOCO campaign supports local businesses and celebrates their impact on the local economy and community. Follow #BCBuyLocal on social media!


March 20 — Modo Spring Run-Off 8k, Vancouver

Registration is now open for the Modo 8k! Use the promo code MODO8K-MEMBER and get a 20% discount! 

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