Modo celebrates its 15th year in business with milestone
VANCOUVER, Jan. 23, 2012 /CNW/ - About to enter its 15th year of operations, Metro Vancouver's only not-for-profit carshare has
just welcomed the ten thousandth shareholding member to its
co-operative. The local carshare reached this milestone about three
weeks into 2012, the year the United Nations has declared International
Year of Co-operatives.
Member number 10,000 joined Modo because of the co-op's convenient
locations and variety of vehicles. Access to vehicles that could
accommodate a child seat was also a factor.
A recent survey conducted by Modo showed that many members joined
because of convenience and affordability. The survey also showed that
its members are proud of the organization's work in building
sustainable transportation options and in promoting a local,
"We knew member number 10,000 would join some time in January and our
office was buzzing about it," says Phil Baudin, Modo's Executive
Director. "It's an incredible way to mark our 15th birthday and the UN Year of the Co-op, especially after the great year
we had in 2011."
People join Modo either as shareholding co-op members or as casual
members. Each month, Modo welcomes about 125 new members.
Modo The Car Co-op is a not-for-profit, member-owned co-operative. Its
fleet of about 250 cars are shared in six Metro Vancouver
municipalities: North Vancouver, UBC, Vancouver, Burnaby, New
Westminster, and Surrey.
Image with caption: "Modo staff welcome shareholding member 10,000 (third from left) to the co-op. (CNW Group/Modo The Car Co-op)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20120123_C5897_PHOTO_EN_9073.jpg
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