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Apr 24th 2019

Surrey and Vancouver present final bid to Board of Trade

The cities of Surrey and Vancouver shared their joint application for the Smart Cities Challenge with the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade on April 16.

Senior staff from both cities outlined the #SmarterTogether proposal, followed by a panel discussion with Surrey Mayor Doug McCallum and Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart on the importance of collaborative smart city building.

The mayors spoke to the two cities’ unique urban context and how we can achieve many of our city building goals through collaboration, innovation, and smart technology solutions.

About our proposal

We have a bold vision to create Canada’s first two collision-free multi-modal transportation corridors, enabled by connected technology, including:

  • A Surrey corridor that connects key facilities and services to a major transit hub
  • A Vancouver corridor that extends from Granville Island to Science World

On March 5, we submitted our final joint application to the Federal Infrastructure Canada Smart Cities Challenge .

Next steps

On May 14, Infrastructure Canada will announce Smart Cities Challenge winners. Vancouver and Surrey’s bid was one of five shortlisted in the $50 million category.

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