Guest Post by Adrian Crook: Multi-modal with Mobi and Modo
I don’t own a car, but I’ve never had more freedom of mobility than I do today.
My family and I live downtown, in an area that has always been well served by Modo. But since the launch of Mobi, Vancouver’s public bike share program in 2016, it’s even easier to access more of the Modo fleet.
Each Modo vehicle has their own dedicated parking spot. So I have my favourite few Modo vehicles, in and around my Yaletown neighbourhood. A couple brand new minivans for the kids and I, or Modo’s Lexus or BMW when it’s just me and I’m looking to impress someone with my car sharing hotness.
But sometimes my go-to vehicle isn’t available, so I need to expand my search a bit. Now, if my favourite Modo is taken in Yaletown, I can hop on a Mobi and head to Coal Harbour or Olympic Village to snag a different cool Modo.
And because Mobi bikes can be returned to any one of their over 100 stations, I don’t have to think about returning it to a specific location. Just lock it up and forget it. All that means far greater peace of mind than if I were locking up my own bike, hoping it wouldn’t be stolen while I was out Modo-ing.
Mobi is the perfect solution to cover those middle distances: too short to drive or cab, but too far to get there in time by walking. A Mobi will get me to my Modo on time to start my booking, cheaper and faster than any other option.
We’re extremely lucky to have all the multimodal transportation options we have here in Vancouver. We’re an active, healthy city and our personal mobility choices reflect and enable that. I use Mobi daily, and Modo whenever I need a car. They’re a perfect pairing.
Adrian Crook, 5 Kids 1 Condo