Bike and Car Share

Port Coquitlam supports a variety of sustainable transportation options for residents, including bike and car sharing programs.

Bike Sharing

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 the Vancouver-based U-bicycle to launch a bike-sharing pilot program in August 2018 at no cost to the City, and it has been well received by the community.

Bicycles equipped with helmets, baskets, a headlight, a water bottle holder, bell and built-in lock are available at locations throughout the City, with plans for more in the future.

Ride Hailing

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.

One-way trips are permitted, as long as bicycles are parked in a designated pickup/drop zone.

Current zones include:

  • City Hall/Leigh Square
  • Shaughnessy Station Mall (Lougheed Hwy/Shaughnessy)
  • Lions Park
  • Traboulay PoCo Trail (Maple St/McAllister Ave)
  • Gates Park
  • Port Coquitlam Community Centre
  • West Coast Express Station
  • Prairie Avenue at Coast Meridian Road
  • Hyde Creek Recreation Centre
  • Dominion Triangle/Fremont neighbourhood

Users can locate and book bicycles through an app. Pay-as-you-go, day pass, summer pass and annual passes rates are available.

Visit u-bicycle.ca/portcoquitlam for bicycle locations and program information.

Car Sharing

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.

Contact

Engineering & Public Works
Tel  604.927.5420
Email engineering@portcoquitlam.ca 

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)