Going Car Free

Going car free can mean loads more cash in your pocket, and is great for the environment. With more transportation options than ever, it also doesn’t mean you’ll be stranded at home without your own set of wheels. In addition to taking transit, tons of great cycling infrastructure is hitting the ground, making it easier and safer to ride your bike. Need to get out of town or cart heavy objects across the city? Book a car online with Zipcar or the CarCoop and you’re good to go. And when you’re ready to donate your car, there are a couple of organizations that will make it worth your while!

Donate Your car

While many people find it hard to imagine living without a car, the range of transportation options – including transit, cycling, car-sharing, and carpooling – can make the transition surprisingly easy while providing direct benefits to your health, your environment and your wallet.

Whether you have decided to go car-free or simply downsize the number of cars in your household, check out the options below for donating your car and get instant rewards!



The BC SCRAP-IT Program is a voluntary early retirement vehicle program that provides incentives to help British Columbian’s replace higher polluting vehicles with cleaner forms of transportation. The program is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to lower exhaust pollutants across the province. All scrapped vehicles and their components are permanently and properly recycled.


AutoObesity is a local program run by BEST (Better Environmentally Sound Transportation) that will help you take the BEST CarDiet! By donating your car to BEST, you will receive a charitable tax receipt equal to the value of your car, a tax-deductable BEST Mode Shift Membership, help with transportation planning for your car-free (or car reduced) life, as well as financial help with a car-share membership or the purchase of a bicycle or bike gear! Not only that, but you stand to save thousands of dollars per year by switching to active and shared transportation.

AutoObesity Congestion

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