When people share cars, fewer cars are on the road
Fewer cars on the road means fewer greenhouse gas emissions and less traffic in our city.
- Modo members use sustainable modes of transportation and save carsharing for when they need a car. We typically drive only 1,400 kilometres a year, while the average driver in the Lower Mainland drives 6,000–24,000 kilometres a year!
- In terms of greenhouse gas emissions, we produce 0.32 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalents a year, which is 10-36 times less than the average driver.
- Half the people who join Modo ditch a car – whether it’s their only car or a family’s second car – which has taken more than 6,000 cars off the road so far.
Why does it matter?
The number of cars in the Lower Mainland is growing at twice the rate of growth of the number of humans. And considering that over 1 million more people are headed our way over the next 40 years, that’s a lot of vehicles.
If people demand more lanes and parking spots, they will get them to the detriment of our green spaces.
Plus, not relying on a car all the time can make you more fit and happier. Carsharing can improve your quality of life, your environment and your bank account.
And that means more money circulating in the local economy, which is good for everyone.
It’s liberating to ditch your car for carsharing!