Bike and Car Share
Port Coquitlam supports sustainable transportation options for residents, such as bike share, car share, ride hailing and the use of electric vehicles.
Bike sharing programs provide short-term access to shared bicycles for a fee. These programs provide residents with a healthy and environmentally-friendly option to get around the community.
Port Coquitlam partnered with U-bicycle in 2018-2019 to launch a bike-sharing pilot program at no cost to the City. The service was well received by the community and provided bicycles equipped with helmets, baskets, a headlight, a water bottle holder, bell and built-in lock at 13 locations throughout the City.
One-way trips were permitted, as long as bicycles are parked in a designated pickup/drop zone. Users were able to locate and book bicycles through an app with pay-as-you-go, day pass, summer pass and annual pass rates. are available.
U-Bicycle is no longer in operation, so the City will be exploring options to partner with a similar service provider when co-vid restrictions have lifted.
Ride hailing has come to Port Coquitlam! The City welcomes ride hailing as an important and convenient option for residents to get around, and supports the regional intermunicipal business licence process underway.
Check with your preferred ride hailing operator to see if local service is available.
Car sharing services allow drivers, through a membership, to access a network of vehicles on a short-term basis for a fee. Costs typically include insurance and fuel within a defined mileage.
Car sharing can provide a convenient, lower-cost and more earth-friendly alternative to car ownership. Members also enjoy being able to choose the size and type of vehicle that best suits a particular trip. For example, larger vehicles for grocery shopping or cars with winter tires for ski trips.
Research indicates that households using car-sharing services reduce their transportation greenhouse gas emissions by up to 30%.
Modo Co-operative Carshare has provided car sharing in Port Coquitlam since 2018. Modo allows for either round trips (no one-way trips) or a two-way station-based option from designated on-street zones:
- McAllister Avenue between Maple and Shaughnessy Streets
- Shaughnessy Street between Atkins and Kelly Avenues
Modo members can locate and book vehicles online, with an app or by phone. Members pay an hourly rental rate and nominal monthly fees, which vary based on membership type. Memberships options are available for regular or occasional users.
Visit modo.coop for vehicle locations and program information.
The City’s Zoning Bylaw requires basic EV charging infrastructure in the parking areas of all new buildings with residential dwellings in order to promote and accommodate the increased use of electric vehicles (EVs).
For more information visit Electric Vehicles.
Location and Mailing Address
City Hall Annex (beside City Hall)
200 – 2564 Shaughnessy Street
Port Coquitlam BC V3C 3G4
Business Hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday (excluding statutory holidays)