Modo supports the ICBC Distracted Driving Campaign: Carsharing members can set a good example for all BC drivers!

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September 2017 — Lower Mainland Edition

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On the Road? Take a break from your phone.

Distracted driving causes more fatalities on BC roads than impaired driving. It's a sobering fact, but a fact nonetheless. At Modo, our primary concern is your safety when you're on the road, which is why we're proud to support ICBC's campaign against distracted driving during September.


We all have a role to play when it comes to road safety. If you're behind the wheel, put your phone on Do Not Disturb and leave your phone alone. If you need to use it—to extend a booking, for example—pull over and stay safe. 


During September, we'll be adding stickers to our fleet with ICBC's anti-distracted driving icon, featured in the image above. They'll be a reminder for other drivers on the road to leave their phone alone when behind the wheel.


For more information on ICBC's campaign, read their press release and check out these tips for drivers on our blog. And look out for ICBC's distracted driving stickers on your Modo over the next few weeks.


Watch for the campaign stickers (see picture above) on all Modo vehicles, coming soon!

In this issue

Modo Moves

Pro Tip: Ending a trip early

Take a Trip: Move in style

Mobi Perk for Modo members

You're invited: Bike the Night

Quick Poll

Seat Sale

On the Blog

Community Calendar

Featured articles

Modo Moves

For a list of all moves in the Lower Mainland, Greater Victoria and Nanaimo please visit our blog.

Burnaby – Lougheed Town Centre

CAR CHANGE at Lougheed SkyTrain: a 2017 white Ram ProMaster Cargo (#999) has replaced the Nissan NV 200. The ProMaster is a large cargo van, and subject to our oversized vehicle rates.

CAR CHANGE at Centaurus Circlea 2012 blue Toyota Prius V (#370) has replaced the 2012 Chevrolet Orlando.

Burnaby – Sperling-Broadway (new neighbourhood!)

NEW LOCATION at Augusta & Halifax: a 2013 silver Ford CMAX (#503) now lives in the 1600 block of Augusta Avenue, just north of Halifax Street. We do not have a designated stall: please park in open street parking, as close as possible to Halifax.

New Westminster – Glenbrooke South (new neighbourhood!)

NEW LOCATION at Victoria Hill Parkside. a 2017 white Honda Fit (#933) now lives in front of 271 Francis Way ("Parkside"), in a designated stall.

New Westminster – Sapperton

CAR CHANGE at Sapperton Triangle: a 2017 red Hyundai Elantra (#958) has replaced the 2015 Kia Rondo.

Port Moody – City Hall

VACATED LOCATION: we no longer have a car at Port Moody City Hall.

UBC – East Campus

UPGRADE at Fraser Halla 2017 white Hyundai Elantra (#998) has replaced the 2012 Toyota Corolla.

Vancouver – Kensington-Cedar Cottage

FLOAT at Kingcrest Park: a 2017 white Nissan NV 200 cargo van (#902) is floating at Kingcrest Park until early October.


NEW LOCATION at Kingsway & Miller: a Toyota Prius (#897) now lives behind 1700 Kingsway, in the alley just west of Miller Street. For the next few weeks it will be joined by our floating Nissan NV 200 cargo van (#902).


UPGRADE at El Dorado: a 2017 white Honda Fit (#987) has replaced the 2008 Toyota Prius.


Vancouver – South Cambie

UPGRADE at Eight Oaks: a 2017 white Kia Sedona (#910) has replaced the 2014 Dodge Grand Caravan.


Vancouver – Strathcona


CAR CHANGE at Mergatroid Building: a 2014 grey Dodge Grand Caravan (#564) has replaced the 2012 white Grand Caravan.


Vancouver – West End


UPGRADE at Santana: a 2017 white Hyundai Elantra (#917) has replaced the 2012 Nissan Versa.


UPGRADE at Virginia Court: a 2017 white Hyundai Elantra (#1008) has replaced the 2009 Toyota Yaris.


Vancouver – Mount Pleasant


UPGRADE at W 11th & Columbia: a 2017 white Honda Fit (#989) has replaced the 2010 Pontiac Vibe.

Pro Tip: Ending a trip early

Finished a trip early? If you have more than 15 minutes remaining, you can end your booking early via app, online or give us a call. We reimburse 50% of the remaining time charge.


Good to know: If another member books the vehicle during this time, we will waive the entire cost of your remainder!

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Take a Trip: Move in style

Move in style with Modo's Vancouver Mural Festival cargo van, which is now ready for your bookings! Located at Lougheed SkyTrain, van #999 is easy to reach by transit. 


Modo: Ram ProMaster

Features: Backup camera and sensor, commercial parking permit

Staff Tip: Check out Andrew Tavukcyian's matching mural at Broadway & Watson Street!


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Mobi Perk for Modo members

Mobi is offering a special promotion to all Modo members. You can now save 20% off annual bikesharing memberships with Mobi!

  • Use the promo code modo1706s to receive a 365 Day Standard Pass at $99 (instead of $129) 
  • Use modo1706p to receive a 365 Day Plus Pass at $119 (instead of $159).

Mobi also offers a discount for Modo members opening a corporate account, if you or your employer is a Business member. Email for more information!

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You're invited: Bike the Night

Modo members can "bike the night" for free!


As a small token of appreciation to thank you for being a Modo member, we've partnered with HUB Cycling to offer you one free ticket to Bike the Night on September 16th! Join us and 5000 other riders as we cruise under the stars and down car-free Vancouver streets on decorated bikes.


Click this special promo link to register for free. Please note that this special offer exclusively for Modo members will expire on September 9th at midnight and is only available to the first 1000 who register - don't miss out!


You can also get extra tickets for your friends and family before ticket prices increase at Tickets are currently $15. Youth 16 and under are free.


By signing up for this awesome ride you'll also be supporting our Business members and partners at HUB Cycling - a registered charity working to make cycling safer. We can't wait to bike the night with you!

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Quick Poll

Modo has two sizes of cargo van to help you get the job done.


Take our quick poll and share your feedback on our heavy lifters!

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Seat Sale

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


Back to School Special: Starting September 7th and ending September 27th, bookings in these cars are 10% off! 


Vancouver, Mount Pleasant — China Creek Co-op

  • A 2016 blue Honda Fit (#791)

Richmond — Lansdowne SkyTrain

  • A 2015 red Honda Civic (#683)

Coquitlam, Town Centre — Lafarge Lake-Douglas SkyTrain

  • A 2015 blue Kia Soul (#694)
  • A 2015 orange Scion FR-S (#685)

New Westminster, Glenbrooke North — New West Power Station

  • A 2012 grey Toyota Matrix (#423)

Burnaby, Burnaby Mountain —SFU Residence Parking

  • A 2017 white Honda Fit (#877)

UBC, Main Campus — Rose Garden Parkade

  • A 2017 white Hyundai Elantra (#916)

UVic — Campus Security

  • A 2017 white Toyota Prius V (#879)
  • A 2010 grey Toyota Corolla (#362)

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

>> SHARING FARM Our new Business members at The Sharing Farm traded their old van for a carsharing membership - and love it! Learn about their community-minded business in Richmond and how you can get involved as a volunteer.


>> LABOUR DAY Long Weekend's Sunday was our busiest day in the last 10 years of Modo's history! Thanks for sharing your long weekend trips with us using #modoeverywhere


>> TAKE THE LONG ROAD Modo Ambassador Quinn shares her favourite Island drive: West Saanich Road. Next time you're headed to Swartz Bay, take the time to explore her favourite stops! 


>> BRAZILIAN BLOGGER Dimitri shared his family's roadtrip to Kelowna with us in a Vlog - do you speak Portuguese? Watch the video here.


>> MANNING PARK Modo member and guest blogger Megan Kennedy shared her latest camping trip with the Jeep Renegade!


>> BACK TO SCHOOL Get a $30 shopping gift card at Tsawwassen Mills when parking your Modo there for 2 hours or more. Offer has been extended until December 31st! More info


>> TREE SALE Reserve a tree, book a Modo truck and pick it up hassle-free on September 17th! More info.


>> TRANSIT UPDATE Starting September 4, TransLink added 105,000 annual service hours of permanent bus improvements across Metro Vancouver to reduce wait times and overcrowding, extend service hours and add service to new areas.


>> FERRY CONVENIENT Check our list of seven Modo cars located at the main ferry terminals Horseshoe Bay, Tsawwassen, Swartz Bay and Departure Bay - and learn about the new Coast Car Co-op car at Langdale and how to access it.


>> MEMBER PARKING Modo members enjoy parking perks at the stores and local mountains listed on our page.


Community Calendar

September 16 — Bike the Night

On Saturday, September 16th join HUB Cycling and more than 5000 other riders for Vancouver’s only official night ride on city streets! Modo members can register for free, RSVP here.


September 7-10 — Accordion Noir Fest

Modo Business Members at Accordion Noir use Modo for their 10th annual event, "celebrating the world's most misunderstood instrument". More info


Until September — Groundswell Marketplace

Every Tuesday on Granville Island: Visit the Community Marketplace from June to September between 11 am and 4 pm at Triangle Square (just south of the Public Market) for vendors, workshops, art installations, entertainment and more.

November 15th — Sam Sullivan's Public Salon

The Public Salon​ at the Vancouver Playhouse is an eclectic evening of discovery of ideas that motivate your community.

Special Offer: 6 Modo members can attend for free, first come - first serve! Email to RSVP. Complimentary tickets can be picked up at the door of the Playhouse from 6:30 - 7:15 pm. The event runs from 7.30-9pm.

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