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

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September 2017 — Vancouver Island 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: West Saanich Road

Quick Poll

Seat Sale

On the Blog

Community Calendar

Featured articles

Modo Moves

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

Victoria – Downtown

CAR CHANGE at Centennial Square Parkade. A 2012 yellow Fiat 500c (#326) has replaced the 2011 green Mazda 2. 

UPGRADE at Johnson Street Parkade. A 2017 red Hyundai Elantra (#955) has replaced the 2012 Fiat 500c.

Victoria – James Bay

NEW LOCATION at Simcoe & Montreal: A 2017 white Hyundai Elantra (#956) now lives at the James Bay Athletic Association (205 Simcoe St), on the northwest corner of MacDonald Park, in the first stall on your left as you enter from Simcoe.

Pro Tip: Ending a trip early

Finished a trip early? If you have more than 15 minutes remaining, end your booking 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: West Saanich Road

Modo member Quinn MacDonald shares her favourite drive for those warmer days! Explore West Saanich Road with her great ideas on where to stop and smell the flowers, or buy fresh bread. 


Modo: Toyota Prius V 

Features: Hybrid, Keyless Ignition

Read more: Q&A with Quinn on carsharing in Victoria


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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! 


UVic — Campus Security

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

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)

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.


>> BRAZILIAN BLOGGER Dimitri shared his family's roadtrip to Kelowna with us in a vlog. Do you speak Portuguese? Watch the video here (subtitles generated by YouTube).


>> 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


>> 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 11 — Lunch Time Lectures at City Hall

This month: "Urban Revitalization Through Child-Centered Design" with Diana Studer, a RAIC Syllabus Architecture Student and Technologist in Victoria. How can we better our communities by engaging children in the design and decision making process? More events

September 12- October 8th — The Children's Republic at the Belfry

Did you know that the Belfry offers "Free Childcare performances", with inexpensive tickets and free childcare for young families on select afternoons (children between 3–10 years old)? Call the Box Office at 250.385.6815 for dates. 


More info on how you can support the Belfry's theatre funding of their recent updates here.

September 13th — Lunch Break Workshop at Cinevic

Modo Business Member CineVic is hosting a free workshop on Lighting from 12-1pm. During this workshop, CineVic’s Equipment Manager and respected local Director of Photography, Daniel Carruthers, will teach a free crash course on the basics on lighting. More info

Until September 29th CARGO at Dockside Green

CARGO at Dockside Green is a new creative space at Dockside Green’s BETA site on Harbour Road. Over the next month, the space will feature makers markets and pop up art galleries, and workshops. More info


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