“Adventure Mobile” is Modo marketing director Hilary Henegar’s new nickname for the bright yellow Fiat 500 convertible.
She said: “Cruising through Burnaby, down Marine Dr, I couldn’t stop imagining all the little weekend road trips I’m going to take her on!”
Find Vehicle #326 four blocks south of the Edmonds Skytrain Station.
Share the road. On a bike. Or a run. On the field. Or the mat. Wearing Modo’s cool, breathable, reflective technical shirt.
To purchase your own (at cost), email firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject line “Modo Share the Road shirt”; include your name, member number, size and the date you plan to pick it up at our downtown office (200 – 470 Granville St, between Pender and Hastings).
The price is $20 (plus 5% GST and 7% PST), which is the wholesale cost.
As of June 1, 2013, the updated charge for No Shows will be 100% of the original hourly charge plus a $10 fine. Previously, the charge was 200% of the original hourly charge.
For shorter bookings, including overnight bookings, this change will make no-shows more expensive. For longer bookings, this will make them cheaper. The policy change is revenue-neutral for Modo, and means that different members will experience the same penalty for the same mistake.
“The cheapest option of all is always to cancel your booking as soon as you realize you don’t need it,” reminds Modo information systems director Karen New.
You can cancel a booking at no charge within five minutes of making it, or more than 12 hours before the booking starts. Otherwise, you’ll pay up to 50% of the time charge for any part of your booking within the next 12 hours, and up to 100% for any part of your booking that’s already started.
(Why “up to 50%”? We’ll never charge two people for the same half-hour in the same car - so if anybody else books the car for the time you’ve freed up, your time charge will drop to zero. The earlier you cancel, the likelier this will happen.)
Remember, sharing works best when we’re respectful of each other’s needs - which includes making sure cars are available when we don’t need them ourselves.
Modo member care manager Shawna Sanderson offers this month’s Pro Tip:
We want to make sure your pet is safe and in a pet carrier like this:
Unfortunately, we sometimes get reports of pets Modo’ing like this:
Besides being unsafe – and against Modo member rules - allowing pets to ride without a carrier leads to messes like this:
Which can be inconvenient and a nuisance for the next member, resulting in a hefty fine.
In addition to using a pet carrier, consider packing a lint roller for any stray pet hair.
Thanks for cleaning up after your furry friend and maintaining a carefree carsharing experience for all Modo members.
A forum for film and dialogue that sparks curiosity, inspires conversation, and develops ambassadors for change within our communities, the Projecting Change Film Festival features award-winning documentaries from around the globe, followed by a dynamic speaker or panel discussion. The unique festival format is a platform for audience engagement, with all proceeds donated back to local initiatives. Celebrating its sixth year, the festival explores themes such as environmental and social sustainability, empowerment, identity, and global culture. Schedule and tickets
Win two tickets to a screening of your choice! Email email@example.com a selfie (a.k.a. self-portrait) with Modo in the background and a caption about your most frequent Modo trips. (Prize excludes opening and closing nights, and Saturday workshops.) Deadline is 5pm, Tuesday, April 23.
Friday, date night… Winnepeg carsharer Chris has a great tip for ducking out early should things go south.
(Props to Peg City Car Co-op for their terrific video series!)