It makes occasional use of a vehicle affordable, even for low-income households, while providing an incentive to minimize driving and rely on alternative travel options as much as possible. Typically, members pay a small monthly or annual administration fee to cover some of the fixed costs of the car, plus a minimal usage fee – for example, by the hour and the kilometer.
Car2go has a pay as you go model offering one way trips, rates by the minute, and parking almost anywhere. Reservations are not required, but are available.
car2go currently has parking at the North bus loop, Regent College, South Campus SaveOn Foods, Totem Residence, and an unlimited overflow lot at the corner of Agronomy and West Mall (be sure to checkhere for updates on additional parking). Members can start and end their rentals at any of these UBC locations and within the Home Area. To learn more about the program or to register visit www.car2go.com.
Modo is a locally owned member co-op. Rates start as low as $4/hour - including gas, insurance, maintenance, permitted parking, and bridge tolls.
Choose from 15 vehicles located at UBC and over 500 sports cars, sedans, trucks, SUVs, vans and hybrids across the Lower Mainland and Victoria. Students, faculty or staff can join as a Modo Plus member or Monthly member. With Modo, you only need to be 19 with an “N” to drive. For more information visit www.modo.coop.
Zipcar offers pay as you go rates (both hourly and daily rates are available), and the cost includes gas, insurance, 200 km/day and reserved parking at UBC.
Zipcar has five vehicles on campus for campus community members to use 24/7. A Ford Focus and Toyota Prius are parked outside Walter Gage Residence, a Ford Escape and Mazda 3 are located at Fairview Crescent / Acadia Park Residences and there is also Nissan Sentra outside of Marine Drive Residence. You can reserve one of the cars online or through the iPhone or Android applications.
If you’re 18 or over, all you need to get started is a valid driver’s license. Visit www.zipcar.com/ubc to learn more and sign up.
The Evo fleet is made up of Toyota Prius Hybrids, with seating for five and bike/ski/snowboard racks. Evo offers a pay as you go model, and flexibility in pick up and drop off locations across campus.
Visit www.evo.ca to learn more and sign up.
Veemo Pilot Project
Veemo is a one-way sharing network of velomobiles that operates similarly to Car2go and Evo. You can sign up for a free account then locate, reserve and unlock the nearest Veemo velomobile using the website or app. Velomobile users can ride one-way within a home zone area using campus roads, and park at their destination in designated parking spaces. A limited pilot of 5 velomobiles will operate on campus to test this mode of transportation before Veemo launches commercially into cities with larger fleets.
Visit www.rideveemo.com to learn more or sign up.