What’s Your Carsharing Personality?
Guest post by Mayor Lisa Helps, City of Victoria. Read more of Mayor Helps’ blog posts here!
I’ve discovered that Modo members each have their own distinct carsharing personality and this shows through the stories and photos they share. Errands, work trips, grocery shopping, driving to a hiking trail, visiting family out of town—these are just a few examples of trips Modo member take daily. When living a car-lite lifestyle, it’s easy to put your trips into two groups: routine and fun.
While Modo is a service, it’s also part of our community, having started as Victoria CarShare Co-op and grown to the organization we see on our streets every day. I’m proud to support all active and sustainable forms of mobility, including Victoria’s only carshare co-op and pleased they’ve chosen to invest in our community. I’m excited to be a new carshare user and thought I’d share some stories of fellow members I’ve come across.
Charmaine, Modo Ambassador. New driver. Local explorer.
“With my new driver’s licence and Modo fob in-hand, I have been hitting the town to do some exploring! I can now lead the way with weekly hikes with friends and visit destinations that used to be hard to reach, as Modo allows me the freedom to be the driver.”
Quinn, Modo Ambassador. Drives with purpose. Magazine publisher.
“I use Modo mainly for magazine business—doing interviews, checking on distributors, meeting with advertisers—but I also use it when I need to do something like pick my partner up from the airport. My favourite Modo is the Toyota Prius on Burdett Avenue. It’s nearby, easy and fun to drive.”
Lisa, Mayor of Victoria. Carsharing advocate. Community leader.
“I consider myself multi-modal and able to get where I need to be using my preferred mode of transportation. If I had to choose, cycling would be my first choice for getting around but it’s not always practical if I’m heading far outside the downtown core. Having access to Modo ensures I’ll have a reliable vehicle at the ready when I need it. And there are so many options to choose from!”