March 1, 2019

Smart Cities Challenge (Competition One): City of Vancouver and Surrey Final Proposal

City of Vancouver and Surrey

The Smart Cities Challenge is a pan-Canadian competition open to all municipalities, local or regional governments, and Indigenous communities (First Nations, Métis and Inuit). The Challenge empowers communities to adopt a smart cities approach to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology.

Prize category: $50 million
Name of community: City of Vancouver
Province: British Columbia
Population: 631,486

Name of community: City of Surrey
Province: British Columbia
Population: 517,887
Indigenous community: No

Challenge statement

Surrey and Vancouver will implement Canada’s first two collision-free multi-modal transportation corridors, leveraging autonomous vehicles and smart technologies to demonstrate the path to safer, healthier and more socially connected communities while reducing emissions, improving transportation efficiency and enhancing livability in the face of rapid growth and traffic congestion. #SmarterTogether.

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