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April 2017 — Victoria

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Spring ahead with Bike to Work Week!

Get ready for spring events and surprises: leading up to Easter Modo and Salt Spring Coffee have some treats to share with Modo members, and Bike to Work Week is launching—time to get your bike ready! 


Bike to Work Week Launch

Spring is here! Bike to Work Week will run from May 29th–June 4th and Modo is proud to be part of the event as a sponsor. The launch kicks off the 6 week countdown and gives team leaders the option to pick up their leader kit and shirts. You can easily sign up your team here. Team Modo will also be part of the Celebration stations, check back for details in our May enews!


Salt Spring Coffee surprise treats!

Just in time for the kid's easter egg hunt, Salt Spring Coffee has a treat for our +19 members! Check your Modo booking for a surprise celebrating #20yearsofsharing, starting next week, and share a picture of you and your prize with us if you can!

In this issue

Modo Moves

Tips From Our Pros: Carsharing 101

Take a Trip: Sea to Sky!

On the road: Spring Cleaning

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: Grab a Modo at Tsawassen or Horseshoe Bay terminal & save on your ferry trip by travelling as foot passengers!

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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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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

>> 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!


>> 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.


>> GREEN LIGHT Good news for carsharing in Central Saanich, and Modo members in the region, thanks to a recent motion passed at a Central Saanich council meeting late March.


>> 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 12 — Greater Victoria Bike to Work Week Launch

Signed up a team for the 23rd annual Greater Victoria BTWW yet? Team leaders are invited to join the launch event on April 12th


April 22 —  Earth Day 2017
The Sustainability Showcase at the Royal BC Museum (free entry!) features local innovators and changemakers in action plus Vancouver Island's largest Electric Vehicle show.


May 1 — City Hall Lunch Time Lectures
Join the monthly Monday lunch lectures at City Hall Victoria. This month: The Death and Life of the Single-Family House: Lessons from Vancouver on Building a Livable City with author Nathanael Lauster.


May 12–13th — Short Circuit Pacific Rim Film Festival
A showcase of films around the Pacific Rim. The 5th annual film festival features filmcmakers from countries bordering the Pacific ocean, plus panels, parties and pitch events. More info


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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