The street network is a critical component of the City’s transportation, not only for supporting automobile traffic, but also walking, cycling, transit and goods movement.
The City encourages all users to be mindful of all modes when sharing our streets. In order to ensure that City Streets are as safe as possible, a variety of programs, tools, regulations and incentives exist.
Car sharing offers the convenience of a vehicle without the hassle or ongoing expenses of owning and maintaining one. It provides a strong complement to other sustainable travel modes like public transit, walking and cycling. Research from the 2014 Metro Vancouver Car Share Study has further shown that each car share vehicle replaces between 5 and 11 private personal vehicles.
The City of Coquitlam’s car sharing provider is Modo. Other Metro Vancouver car sharing services are EVO and Zipcar.
Ride-hailing providers in Coquitlam include Uber and Lyft.
Looking for an alternative to driving? TravelSmart is an online resource with ideas and tools to help you choose active and sustainable transportation options. If you want to be regularly kept informed of tips and trends in sustainable travel options, join the TravelSmart community by signing up for the TravelSmart Newsletter.
For information on what you can do to reduce your risk on the road, see Insurance Corporation of British Columbia Road Safety page.
Motor Vehicle Act
The Motor Vehicle Act governs driver licensing and standards, motor vehicle offenses and enforcement, and sets out regulatory signs.