Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Scootering Senior


Older gent, dressed in fringed black leather jacket with biker patch on back, baseball cap, and nice cowboy boots, pulls up to my bus stop on one of those "senior scooters". Bus pulls up, he positions himself at the front of the line for the ramp...beep beep beep...down comes the ramp, gentleman scoots onto the bus and we see him get off the scooter and flip up the seats to make room for his device at the front of the bus.  

Then walks to his scooter, lifts it into position, and walks to the back of the bus to take a seat.

The rest of us, waiting in line outside, all glance at each other, incredulous.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

More Modo!


My favourite car-sharing outfit, Modo, has been on an expansion kick into New West lately. There are now 11 cars in New West, and several more within spitting distance (Edmonds, Lougheed). And, with the transit-oriented development being planned at Braid Station (aka Sapperton Green), we'll probably be getting a few more shared cars in the coming years.

When I first joined back in 2003, there was one single car at 22nd St station...I am so so happy with this expansion! It really increases my mobility options.

[map of Modo cars in and around New Westminster]
Vancouver's other car-sharing companies, ZipCar and Car2Go , sadly, do not operate in New West.