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Volume 16 / June, 2012

TravelSmart Day Trip Photo Contest

travelsmart's day trip photo contest

Summer is here! Next time you’re out and about in your Modo car, snap a picture. With the TravelSmart Day Trip Photo Contest, you could win prizes including $100 Modo carsharing credit, $50 MEC gift certificate, a book of transit tickets and a $5 Blenz coffee card! To enter:

  1. Snap a picture of you with your Modo car against a summery scene – it could be a fun activity, beautiful scenery, sunny weather, a group of friends, a day trip or a simply running an errand (picking up some watermelon?);
  2. Join;
  3. Submit your picture; email it to, confirming you’ve joined TravelSmart, and you’ll be entered into the draw to one of the prizes mentioned above. Contest closes July 31, 2012.

(What is TravelSmart? TravelSmart promotes sustainable transportation – and by carsharing, you’re doing your part! On behalf of Metro Vancouver, thanks for that!) Facebook Like Button

in this issue

road trip!

vancouver farmers market

modo moves

fines + infringements

modo youtube

found something?

featured items

road trip!

Summer is finally here and many of us Modo members are finalizing our vacation plans – road trip, anyone? Modo vehicles can be driven anywhere in Canada and the US for up to 30 days.


If you are planning a trip longer than 10 days in a Modo vehicle, please get in touch with our staff. We’ll ensure the vehicle you want has been mechanically inspected and is ready to roll.


Don’t forget that Modo offers a travel insurance perk through The Co-operators: up to 15% discount on their travel insurance packages. Visit our Perks page to learn more. And don’t forget to send in your road trip photos! Facebook Like Button


Tip: if going across the border, spend some extra time inspecting your Modo vehicle. Remove any items that don’t belong to you or to the vehicle.

Get in touch with Modo if you're planning a trip longer than 10 days in a Modo vehicle.

vancouver farmers market

Did you know Modo is an official sponsor of the Vancouver Farmers Market? We are committed to building a strong local economy and local food is one of the most important parts of the pie. The market has plans to grow its operations in the coming seasons and we’re excited to help them make that happen.


On Saturday July 14, Modo will be at the Trout Lake market to share our carsharing stories. Drop by for a visit!

join us at trout lake farmers market july 14

modo moves

Vancouver – West End
VEHICLE UPGRADE at Lyncroft, a 2012 silver Scion XD hatchback.


VEHICLE UPGRADE at English Bay, a 2012 red Toyota Prius C hatchback hybrid.


Vancouver – Yaletown
NEW LOCATION: Cooper’s Park, at the foot of Cambie bridge on Marinaside Crescent between Cooper’s Mews and Boathouse Mews, a 2007 green Dodge Caravan minivan.


Vancouver – South Granville + Cambie Corridor
NEW LOCATION: W 20th + Oak, on the south side of West 20th Avenue just east of Oak Street in a designated Modo stall, a 2007 maroon Hyundai Sonata sedan.


VEHICLE UPGRADE at W 14th + Hemlock, a 2012 grey Toyota Matrix hatchback.


VEHICLE UPGRADE at City Hall Surface Lot, a 2012 silver Fiat 500 hatchback.


Vancouver – Kitsilano
VEHICLE UPGRADE at Larch + W 6th, a 2012 grey Fiat 500 hatchback.


VEHICLE UPGRADE at W 6th + Maple, a 2012 blue Dodge Journey sports wagon.


Vancouver – Marpole

LOCATION CHANGE: the 2010 blue Honda Fit formerly at Granville + W 70th has moved a few blocks to the 1200 block of West 72nd Avenue, beside Marpole Park. The location is now Marpole Park.


Vancouver – Main Street Corridor
VEHICLE UPGRADE at Tea Swamp Park, a 2012 silver Toyota Matrix hatchback.


LOCATION CHANGE: the 2009 blue Nissan Versa hatchback formerly at E 46th + Sophia has moved a block and a half, next to MacDonald Park on Sophia close to E 45th Avenue. The location is now Sophia + E 45th.


Vancouver – Commercial Drive
ADDITIONAL VEHICLE at WISE Hall, a 2011 blue Nissan Sentra sedan.


VEHICLE UPGRADE at Templeton Park, a 2012 red Toyota Matrix hatchback.


NEW LOCATION + NEW VEHICLES: Bby – MacPherson Walk, located east of Royal Oak SkyTrain station on Sidley Street, a 2012 orange Toyota Prius C hybrid hatchback and a 2012 red Toyota Matrix hatchback.


VEHICLE UPGRADE at Bby – Willingdon Safeway, a 2012 blue Toyota Prius V hatchback.


New Westminster
VEHICLE UPGRADE at NW – Quantum (Columbia SkyTrain), a 2012 blue Toyota Yaris hatchback.



Main Street SkyTrain has a 2011 light green Honda CRV sports wagon and a 2012 silver Dodge Grand Caravan minivan.

Modo Office Parkade has a 2009 red Nissan Versa hatchback.


Looking for more locations? Please visit

fines + infringements

As a not-for-profit co-op, we don’t particularly enjoy charging fines to our members. Fines are designed to remind members to carshare in a way that keeps our vehicles working and available for all members.  Please review our Carsharing Handbook from time to time (bookmark it for easy access!) – it’s always a good refresher especially if you haven’t used a Modo car in a while.


Some quick tips:

  • turn off all lights and remove the key from the ignition at the end of your booking to avoid draining the battery
  • fob out each and every time you leave a Modo vehicle
  • call Modo or use our website to extend your booking well before you might be late – you can always shorten your booking again after the car is back
  • check the vehicle for damage at the beginning and end of your booking – including the tires – and report damage to Modo

Our fines serve as reminders to members; they are at best revenue-neutral and for the most part do not fully cover our costs. Please help us keep our co-op healthy by carsharing by the rules!

modo youtube

Have you checked out our YouTube channel yet? We’ve got a few of our own fun videos all about carsharing and we’ve shared other videos we think you’ll enjoy. These videos are great to share with people who might want to learn a thing or two about carsharing, sustainable transportation and awesome local business! Facebook Like Button

Modo's YouTube channel - check it out!

found something?

Did you find something that another member has left in a Modo vehicle? The best thing to do is to leave the item in the vehicle’s glove box or trunk; usually the person who has left the item behind will make arrangements to retrieve it.


We don’t have storage capacity at our office to hang on to found items. Please don’t bring found items to our office – the vehicle’s glove box or trunk is the best place! If our fleet staff discover items that have been left in vehicles over long periods of time, we will then remove them.

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