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The Smart Cities Challenge

The City of Surrey and the City of Vancouver congratulate the City of Montreal for their success in the Smart Cities Challenge $50 million top prize, which was announced on May 14, 2019.

Vancouver and Surrey’s #SmarterTogether submission was a bold vision to create Canada's first two collision-free, multi-modal, transportation corridors, leveraging autonomous vehicles and smart technologies to demonstrate a path to safer, healthier and more socially connected communities.

The joint work we did with the City of Vancouver on this project was an example of the productive partnerships formed by bringing government, public organizations, private industries and citizens together to find solutions.

During the Smart Cities Challenge bid process, we had 300 vendors interested in working with both cities and over 180 vendors respond to the call for Innovation, leading to many important discussions and prospective partnerships.

Learn more about Surrey and Vancouver's Smart Cities Challenge bid.

Smart Surrey Strategy

Surrey's Smart Surrey Strategy outlines how technology and innovation are considered in our existing and future plans, programs and infrastructure. It provides a foundation upon which the City will continue to enhance our efforts to integrate innovative, tech-savvy city building approaches.

What is a Smart City?

A Smart City creates sustainable economic development and a high quality of life for its residents by considering innovation and technological advancements as a key ingredient in its decision making, strategy and investment.

Smart Cities have the potential to improve every aspect of community life such as how people move around, earn a living, learn and participate in society, interact with the natural environment, and create and enjoy safe public spaces.

Smart City Initiatives in Surrey

Some of the key initiatives covered in the Smart Surrey Strategy are listed below:

  • Surrey City Energy has been established to implement and operate district energy systems within the City in defined neighbourhoods.
  • Our Traffic Management Centre allows adjustments of traffic signals based on real-time traffic flow. It is the most advanced municipal centre of its kind in BC.
  • The Smart Surrey Broadband Strategy aims to help the city stay competitive with increasing broadband demands.
  • Our Open Data Catalogue, comprising more data sets than any other municipality in Canada, is available for and includes datasets on crime, financial information and restaurant inspections.
  • Our Citywide Wi-Fi initiative offers free at more than 60 key locations throughout the city, including recreation centres, parks, civic buildings and public spaces.
  • The My Surrey App is a convenient way for residents to engage and interact with the city. There are additional mobile apps as well dedicated to library services, digital mapping, waste collection and more.
  • The Surrey Biofuel Facility processes the city’s organic waste into a renewable fuel to power Surrey’s waste collection vehicles.
  • Innovation Boulevard is an agile partnership of health, business, higher education and government.

View more City of Surrey Plans & Strategies.

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