The Olympic Village is a Car Sharing Neighbourhood

car2go Vancouver
One of the reasons I love living in this neighbourhood is how it encourages car-free living. All of the basic amenities are nearby – a grocery store, post office, drug store, and community centre. We have 2 SkyTrain stations within a short walk. The Seawall provides a safe biking route to downtown, Stanley Park, and Kitsilano. And when I need to drive, I have a plethora of car sharing options.

Modo
Modo recently added two new vehicles across the street at The One. There are now 14 Modo vehicles within 500 meters of our apartment – including a mix of cars, hybrids, vans, and SUVs. You can sign up and get $25 in free driving credits with Referral Code: REFT1VQFLZQ.

Car Share Hiking

Car2go expanded their on-street parking on Athletes Way to fit 6 vehicles, so it’s easier now to end your trip in the Olympic Village. However, even with 1250 vehicles scattered throughout Vancouver (the largest car2go fleet in the world), finding a smart car to start your trip can still be challenging during peak times.

Luckily, there’s also Evo, which has 500 vehicles (all Prius hybrids) available using the same business model as car2go. Evo has dedicated parking at 1st and Columbia.

If you want to sign up for Evo or car2go, I recommend looking at their twitter or Facebook feeds as they often run promotions. Like this one:

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About canadianveggie

I enjoy exploring the great outdoors, eating good vegan food, cycling around Vancouver, solving problems with software, learning about urban planning, and discussing politics.
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