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Car Sharing Service Expansion in Burnaby: A Game Changer for Metro Vancouver

Greater accessibility for car sharing in Burnaby

By early 2024, residents across Burnaby neighborhoods could enjoy greatly improved accessibility and convenience to use carshare services, such as Evo Car Share and Modo. Burnaby City Council has unanimously approved bylaw changes enabling carshare vehicles to park on public streets, signaling that Burnaby is “open for business.”

A new era of car sharing

These approved policies, set to take effect on January 1, 2024, offer flexibility for car-share users. Car-sharing vehicles with a shared vehicle decal will be able to park on the street for longer periods and next to residential or commercial properties for up to three hours. Metered parking spaces will also be accessible, with adjusted fees. This aligns with the successful car-sharing models in neighboring areas like Vancouver, North Vancouver City, New Westminster, and Victoria. 

Evo Car Share and Modo: expanding horizons

Evo Car Share and Modo, two prominent car-sharing services, are set to benefit from these changes. Evo Car Share, a free-floating service with around 2,200 vehicles, will expand its reach in Burnaby. Modo, known for its fixed-point station-based service, will introduce 76 vehicles to the city. This expansion is a significant win for residents seeking more convenient and sustainable transportation options. 

A convenient future for Burnaby

With Burnaby’s embrace of car sharing, residents will no longer be limited to specific areas for car-share services. Evo Car Share and Modo will soon be accessible throughout the city, making transportation more convenient and eco-friendly for all. These developments represent a step forward in reducing car ownership and promoting sustainable transportation.

Further shared mobility options

The City of Burnaby is considering expanding shared mobility options, including e-scooters and multi-mobility hubs, as they prioritize building a comprehensive safe cycling network. The future of transportation in Burnaby is looking bright, and residents can anticipate a convenient and sustainable way to get around the city.

As of January 1, 2024, car-sharing services in Burnaby will usher in a new era of accessible, convenient, and eco-friendly transportation options, further enhancing the vibrancy of the city and reducing car ownership for its residents.

Source: DailyHive, Burnabynow

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