Car Sharing

Carsharing is becoming an increasingly popular  transportation choice. With goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing active living and sustainable transportation, the City of New Westminster is pleased to support carsharing and its positive impacts on the community.

What is carsharing?

Carsharing is designed for local users in support of community transportation and environmental goals. Its mission, vision, and values lead to decreasing personal car ownership, reducing vehicle distance travelled, improving urban land use and development, and providing affordable access to vehicles for all sections of the community. Carsharing motivates residents to walk, cycle, and take buses and trains more, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels while reducing the emission of greenhouse gases


Carsharing is a membership-based service available to all qualified drivers in a community. No separate written agreement is required each time a member reserves and uses a vehicle. All car sharing operators offer members access to a dispersed network of shared vehicles 24-hours, 7 days a week at unattended self-service locations.

Carsharing is primarily designed for shorter time and shorter distance trips, designed to enhance mobility options. Longer trips may be available to further discourage car ownership.

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  • Reduced vehicle distance traveled
  • Improved urban land use and development
  • Affordable access to vehicles
  • 50% - 75% reduction of vehicle costs
  • Increased motivation for an active lifestyle (walking or cycling in combination with carsharing)
  • Decreased dependence on fossil fuels
  • Reduction in the emission of greenhouse gases
  • The City promotes the development and expansion of carsharing in New Westminster, aiming for environmental improvement and societal benefit. The City intends to:

  • MODO

    MODO has a number of vehicles located within New Westminster that are available for their members. Some vehicles are located on the street in designated parking spaces. There are some vehicles that are located on private property that is fully accessible to the public and MODO members.

    For more information on MODO car sharing, please visit their website at

    View MODO's interactive map with current vehicle locations 


    Zipcars are available for reservation 24/7 to all members in our global network ages 21+ living in or traveling to the New Westminster area.

    • Two cars located at P1 parking lot at New Westminster SkyTrain station

    For more information on Zipcar carsharing, visit

    Zipcar benefits


    Most of the mainland of New Westminster is a "Home Zone" service area for EVO. EVO vehicles can be parked in unregulated on-street parking spaces and permit parking areas as long as the vehicle is within the Home Zone and following the posted regulations. There are a number of dedicated "EVO Only" parking spaces provided throughout the city as well as parking spots on private property that can be accessed by the public and EVO members. 

    For more information on EVO car sharing, please visit their website at

    View EVO's Home Zone map  

    Dedication EVO parking spaces are located at the following locations:

    • 321 Sixth St - 2 spaces
    • 290 E. Columbia St - 1 space
    • 153 E. Columbia St - 1 space
    • 700 Royal Ave - 2 spaces
    • 511 Royal Ave - 2 spaces
    • 215 Columbia St - 2 spaces
    • 45 Eighth St - 1 space
    • Queens Park Arena - 2 spaces
    • 600 Block Belmont - 1 space
    • 250 Keary St - 3 spaces
    • Front St - 9 spaces
    • 804 Royal Ave (College) - 6 spaces
    • 800 Carnarvon (NW Station) - 4 spaces
    • 750 Quayside - 6 spaces
    • 250 Nelson's Court - 2 spaces
    • Braid Station - 4 spaces
    • 315 Clarkson (Columbia Stn) - 4 spaces

    Please note the locations identified above are subject to change, shift or new locations added.