Nanaimo CarShare transitioned to Modo on May 1st! Meet the new additions to our fleet.

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May 2017 — Vancouver Island Edition

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Meet the Nanaimo fleet!

Nanaimo CarShare's transition to Modo is an exciting step for carsharing in our region and members on both sides of the Strait. With six Modo vehicles now located at the four main ferry terminals you can start planning your next adventures!


The transition of Nanaimo CarShare to Modo will provide continuity of carsharing and enhanced service to the people of Nanaimo, and all Modo members with improved technology and service and a wider range of vehicles to serve our growing membership. With Modo locations conveniently located in Nanaimo and at either side of the ferries, members on both sides of the Strait will benefit from our membership growth in the region and the new additions to the fleet.


The City of Nanaimo applauds the move to secure a future with carsharing. “As we’ve seen locally and abroad, carsharing can positively contribute to the transportation challenges that growing cities like ours face,” says David Stewart, the City’s Environmental Planner. “Modo’s investment in Nanaimo will support and expand upon the work previously done by Nanaimo CarShare to promote carsharing as a viable and sustainable form of transportation in Nanaimo for many years to come.”


Modo locations in Nanaimo 

These locations will be familiar to members transitioning from Nanaimo CarShare Cooperative or roaming members, but the cars are all new to our Nanaimo fleet.

  • A 2016 Honda Fit at Port Place Mall (#742)
  • A 2015 Kia Rondo at Prideaux Exchange (#689)
  • A 2013 Toyota Corolla at Pacific Gardens Cohousing (#456)
  • A 2014 Toyota Prius V (#540) at Departure Bay Ferry

In this issue

Modo Moves

Tips From Our Pros: Confirmation Emails!

Take a Trip: Goldstream Provincial Park

On the road: Modo at the ferry!

Annual Member Survey

Seat Sale

On the Blog

Community Calendar

Featured articles

Modo Moves

This month's Modo Moves includes our four new locations in Nanaimo, highlighted in blue.


Victoria / Downtown

NEW LOCATION at Grindstone Café. A 2017 white Toyota Corolla (#883) is parked behind the Grindstone Cafe, 504 Herald Street at Store Street—on the left as you enter the Monarch Furniture parking lot.

NEW LOCATION at Bay Centre. A 2017 white Honda Fit (#892) now lives in the Bay Centre Parkade. Enter from View Street, between Government Street and Broad Street; our stall is on the entrance level, next to the electric car charging station.


Victoria / Fairfield

 UPGRADE at Cook Street Village. A 2017 silver Toyota Corolla (#901) has replaced the 2009 Nissan Cube. 




Nanaimo / City Centre

NEW LOCATION at Port Place Mall. A 2016 white Honda Fit (#742) is parked on the short, unnamed street that runs from Terminal Avenue to the west side of Port Place Mall, between Wendy's and Casino Nanaimo. Our parking stall is on the west (Casino) side of the street.


NEW LOCATION at Prideaux Exchange. A 2015 white Kia Rondo (#689) is parked in the lot beside the Prideaux Street Transit Exchange, on Prideaux Street between Fitzwilliam Street and Franklyn Street.


Nanaimo / Harewood 

NEW LOCATION at Pacific Gardens Cohousing. A 2013 red Toyota Corolla (#456)—with a bike rack—is in the parking lot at 347 Seventh Street (Pacific Gardens Cohousing), just off Seventh Street between Park Avenue and Short Avenue.


Nanaimo / Newcastle

NEW LOCATION at Departure Bay Ferry. A 2014 white Toyota Prius V (#540) is parked in a reserved curbside space on the Newcastle Channel side of Stewart Avenue, between Zorkin Road and Drake Street. If you're coming from the ferry terminal, this is 200 metres across the parking lot toward the traffic light at the lot entrance.




Burnaby / SFU
CAR CHANGE at SFU Residence Parking. A 2017 white Honda Fit (#877) has replaced the 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan.

Coquitlam / Town Centre
CAR CHANGE at Kensington Place. A 2017 white Honda Fit (#903) has replaced the 2015 Kia Rondo.


Vancouver / Downtown

UPGRADE at Burrard Bridge. A 2017 white Honda Fit (#893) has replaced the 2014 Nissan Versa Note.


UPGRADE at Electric Avenue / Scotia TheatreA 2013 silver Nissan Sentra (#481) has replaced the 2010 Sentra.

Vancouver / Fairview
at City Square. A 2017 white Honda Fit (#895) has replaced the 2012 Mazda 3.


Vancouver / Grandview – Woodland
at Paloma. A 2017 white Hyundai Elantra (#900) has replaced the 2013 Nissan Sentra.


Vancouver / Kensington – Cedar Cottage

UPGRADE at Commercial Street Café. A 2017 white Hyundai Elantra (#905) has replaced the 2013 Toyota Corolla.


Vancouver / Mount Pleasant

UPGRADE at City Hall Surface Lot. Among all the other cars, a 2017 white Toyota Prius V (#906) has replaced the 2014 Prius V.


UPGRADE at Kingsgate Mall. A 2014 red Nissan Versa Note (#527) has replaced the 2010 Nissan Versa.


NEW LOCATION at Mount Saint JosephWest Entrance. A 2014 blue Nissan Sentra (#515) now lives in a designated stall on the east side of Prince Edward Street, just north of East 15th Avenue, next to Mount Saint Joseph hospital. This location is very close to both Cynthia Manor (in the lane, half a block west of the hospital) and Mount Saint Joseph—North Lot (in the parking lot north of the hospital)—please double-check which car you’ve booked.


UPGRADE at Windsor & E 11th. A 2017 white Hyundai Elantra (#885) has replaced the 2009 Nissan Sentra.


Vancouver / Renfrew-Collingwood

NEW LOCATION at Dieppe. A 2016 white Honda Fit (#757) now lives on Dieppe Drive between Falaise Avenue and Malta Avenue (3200 block), between the two parks bounded by Dieppe Place. 


Vancouver / South Cambie

UPGRADE at W 20th & Oak. A 2017 white Toyota Corolla (#878) has replaced the 2014 Nissan Sentra.


Vancouver / Sunset

LOCATION MOVE – Construction has overtaken our old parking spot at All India, and so our 2013 grey Dodge Grand Caravan (#325) now lives at Sunset Park, on the south side of East 51st Avenue, in the block between Prince Edward Street and St. George Street.


Vancouver / West End

NEW LOCATION at Oceanside Hotel. A 2017 white Hyundai Elantra (#884) now lives behind 1847 Pendrell Street ("Oceanside Hotel"), between Denman Street and Gilford Street.

Vancouver / West Point Grey

NEW LOCATION at W 10th & Discovery. A 2017 white Honda Fit (#894) now lives in the 4200 block of West 10th Avenue, between Discovery Street and Courtenay Street. Park on the north side of the street, as close to Discovery as possible.

Tips From Our Pros: Confirmation Emails!

Whether you've just booked a vehicle or want to change the duration of a booking, confirmation emails are an easy way to keep track of your booking and confirm changes.


If you add time or end a booking early, or even cancel one, check your email for a confirmation to avoid any issues.


Tip: Log in now to make sure the email address in your settings is up to date, so you don't miss these helpful reminders!

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Take a Trip: Goldstream Provincial Park

You don't have to venture far, to enjoy a hike in nature! Modo Guestblogger Charmaine shared her favourite Modo trips around Victoria, including a hiking trip to Goldstream Provincial Park in Langford.


Modo: The new Honda Fit at Bay Centre (#892)

Features: Backup Camera, heated seats

Staff Tip: Bring your pet! Pets are allowed in Modo vehicles, as long as they are travelling in a secure carrier.

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On the road: Modo at the ferry!

With our “ferry fleet of six”, summer travel is that much easier. Modo now has six cars located at four ferry terminals, including Departure Bay, Swartz Bay, Tsawwassen and Horseshoe Bay, helping you save travel cost and wait time. Walk off the ferry, grab a Modo!

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Annual Member Survey

Thanks for taking time to complete our annual member survey. Your feedback helps us continue to strive to provide the best service possible. As a thank you, you'll be entered to win $200 free drive upon completion.


Click here to start the survey

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Seat Sale

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


Starting April 26th and ending May 16th, bookings in these cars are 10% off! 


Victoria, Jubilee — Haultain & Shelbourne

  • A 2017 white Honda Fit (#866)

Vancouver, West Point Grey  W 10th & Discovery

  • A 2017 white Honda Fit (#894)

Vancouver, West End — Oceanside Hotel

  • A 2017 white Hyundai Elantra (#884)

Note: Any bookings at these specific locations during the Seat Sale period will automatically have the discount applied. Our next Seat Sale will start May17th, check our Seat Sale blog post for the updated locations!

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On the Blog

>> 20th UNOFEST Keep your eyes peeled for UNO Fest tickets in cars! Plus: Modo Members can use the code MODO to save $10 on an UNO Fest 5-Show Pass—it's shareable, flexible and gets you 5 tickets to use to any show or combination of shows!


>> MODO EVERYWHERE Have you seen our new staff mobile around town? Modo member Charmaine spotted it and took this fun #modoeverywhere selfie.


>> SENIORS ON THE MOVE We've teamed up with Burnaby Community Services as part of the Seniors on the Move program, working to increase transportation options for Metro Vancouver’s aging population! (Thanks to member Bonnie Sainsbury for the great photo!) Read more


>> GOOD COMPANY Coworking space CMPNY (with locations in Burnaby, Coquitlam and soon Vancouver) took over Modo's Instagram in April. Check out their great Modo shots.


>> COFFEE IN CARS  Salt Spring Coffee helped us celebrate 20 years of Modo with 40 coffee bags! 20 in Victoria, 20 in Vancouver.


>> MULTI-MODAL MUSINGS  New Modo Ambassador and longterm member Keane Gruending shared his multi-modal story in the BEST newsletter.


>> 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

May 12-14 — Short Circuit: Pacific Rim Festival

Modo Business member CineVic presents 16 short films from around the Pacific Rim, plus a visiting filmmakers panel, Speed-Pitching, parties and the crowning of the CINE⚡SPARK winner. GIVEAWAY: Email to win 2x tickets to the Friday and Saturday screening and watch for tickets in cars! 


May 17-27 — UNO Fest

Modo is a proud sponsor of Intrepid Theatre's UNO Fest. From performance art to a salsa lesson, this 11 day festival is packed to the brim with genre-defying, boundary-pushing solo performances. See Modo's Top Picks!


May 18–19 — CSA Annual Conference

This year, the 7th annual Carsharing Association Conference will take place in Montreal, Quebec. Two days, twenty talks (featuring Modo's CEO Patrick Nangle) that will shape the future of carsharing. Info.


May 29- June 4 — Greater Victoria Bike to Work Week

Join the Bike to Work fun! Modo is a proud sponsor and will join the Commuter Challenge on May 24th (7-9am), as well as the Celebration Station at City Hall on June 1, from 6.45-8.45am. Come by and say hello!


June 16-17 FernFest 2017

Modo Business Members Fernwood NRG are oganizing the annual music, arts and neighbourhood celebration held in Fernwood Square.

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