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February 2017 — Lower Mainland Edition

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Meet your new Board of Directors

What better way to celebrate 20 years of Modo than at our Annual General Meeting! From thoughtful questions and insightful presentations, everyone in attendance—in person and via livestream in Vancouver and Victoria—contributed to the evening's success and we thank you. 


Election Results


This year, three Lower Mainland director positions were up for election. We're pleased to welcome William Azaroff and Joel DeYoung back to our board, along with new director, Christina Beck (pictured above).


To commemorate our 20 year anniversary, Doug Smith and Monika Prohl of the City of Vancouver gave a presentation on the role Modo has played in shaping municipal carsharing strategies not just at home, but around the world. And capping off the evening, we had Modo Member #6, Linda, cut the cake and share her story of making the first Modo booking, ever! Congratulations to member Sav, for finding the $200 prize fob in his piece of cake.


Looking Back


As we celebrate 20 years of growing the carsharing movement, we're also looking forward to what the next 20 years will bring Modo. Watch our video and tell us where you see us going!


In this issue

Modo Moves

Tips From Our Pros: Running Late?

On the Road: Lost & Found

Volunteer drivers for seniors needed!

Quick Poll

Seat Sale

On the Blog

Community Calendar

Featured articles

Modo Moves

Lower Mainland

Burnaby — SFU

LOCATION MOVE: Our 2016 grey Honda Fit (#842) no longer lives at SFU Cornerstone, but at SFU CentreBlock—inside the CentreBlock East parkade, on Tower Road between University High Street and Highland Court.

Vancouver — Grandview-Woodland
UPGRADE at Alma Blackwell’s: A 2017 blue-grey Hyundai Elantra (#865) has replaced the 2014 Nissan Sentra.


Vancouver — Kitsilano

UPGRADE at Bayswater & W 5th: A 2017 grey Hyundai Elantra (#864) has replaced the 2014 Nissan Sentra.


Greater Victoria

Victoria — James Bay

NEW LOCATION at Irving Park: A 2016 blue Toyota Corolla (#778) now lives across from Irving Park, on the north side of Michigan Street just west of Menzies, in a designated on-street stall.


Victoria — Jubilee
NEW LOCATION at Haultain & Shelbourne: A 2017 white Honda Fit (#866) now lives on the north side of Haultain Street just east of Shelbourne, in a designated on-street stall.

Tips From Our Pros: Running Late?

It happens—sometimes traffic, construction, kids or simply life gets in the way of your schedule. If you're running late while on a Modo booking, make sure to add extra time before your booking ends with our app or call our team, so we can help the next member get on their way.


Read our tips to avoid late fines

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On the Road: Lost & Found

Have you left an item in your Modo after a booking? Or found one left behind by another member? It happens and we've got tips on the blog to help.

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Volunteer drivers for seniors needed!

As a volunteer driver, the cost of your Modo booking while volunteering is covered by Seniors on the Move.


The project is looking for volunteers to help seniors remain active in their community, by helping them get around. Lack of transportation options is often cited as the number one issue contributing to isolation. Whether you need to accumulate volunteer hours or just want to help, these seniors need you!


Apply to become a volunteer driver!

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Quick Poll

Have your public transit habits changed since joining Modo? We want to hear from you! Take our Quick Poll

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Seat Sale

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


Starting January 27th and ending February 16th, bookings in these cars are 10% off! 


Vancouver, Grandview-Woodland  Napier

  • A 2016 white Honda Fit (#849)

Vancouver, Downtown — Woodward's

  • A 2015 red Nissan Versa Note (#596)
  • A 2012 white Mazda 2 (#412)

UBC, Wesbrook Place — Magnolia House

  • A 2017 white Toyota RAV4 Hybrid (#863)

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

>> SMART BOOKING  Member Kendra sure was surprised when we informed her that she had just made the 100,000th Modo app booking


>> SHARING WITH MODO  Ambassador Adrian shared his trip to Big Brothers of Greater Vancouver with us, where he donated winter clothing for kids. 


>> EARN DRIVE TIME  For every successfully referred friend you can earn $25 free drive time.

Learn more.


>> POTHOLES  The City of Vancouver offers an easy way to report roads and bike lanes that need repair—the VanConnect App or call 3-1-1. 


>> FAMILY DISTRICT  Modo Ambassador Jillian Glover featured Wesgroup's River District on her blog. Modo is proud to be part of this growing community's transportation choices!


>> FAIR TRANSIT  Share your opinion on the proposed ways to vary transit fares by distance travelled, time travelled and service type via TransLink's Transit Fare Review survey.


>> POP OVER  Going skiing in Whistler or the Okanagan? Share your empty seats with other Pop members and save money.


>> AFTERWORK PERK  We've lowered our overnight rates until March 31st so it's easier for you to get your after-work errands done.

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Community Calendar

February 4th — Northeast False Creek Park Open House
Join the open house and ask city experts about the "nitty-gritty" details at the Pop-up Planning Shop, 10am–5pm at International Village Mall. More info here


February 9th  HiVE Launch Party & Open House

Newly expanded co-working space HiVE is looking to make their community hub acccessible to everyone and is hosting a kickstarter event to raise donations for a stairlift. RSVP for the free event here.


Until February 14th — Robson Square Ice Rink

Bring your own skates and skate for free! Rentals are also available ($4, helmets included, cash only). More about the opening hours and rates


March 9th —  A New Economy: Documentary and Discussion

Join the free screening at UBC (Henry Angus Building) at 5pm. Following the screening there will be a world cafe style discussion. Register now.

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