Smart Cities

Smart Cities Challenge

The City of Abbotsford is competing for $10 million in the Government of Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge. The competition recognizes Canadian cities that use data and connected technology to address local issues.

Smart cities have the potential to improve all aspects of livability and opportunity in a city: how we move around and communicate, our environment, and more.

We want to improve our community with scalable, replicable solutions that can be used across Canada and beyond.

SC Process Chart

What is our Challenge?

To shed our long held title as Canada’s most car dependent Census Metropolitan Area, Abbotsford will create an intelligent primary transit corridor that greatly improves the connectedness of our residents and boosts our sustainable transportation mode share by 50%.

Why did we decide to submit this Challenge?

This challenge was chosen because transportation and transit were highlighted, by citizens, as key areas of focus through both the Abbotsforward Official Community Plan initiative and the Plan200k public engagement process.  

Now what?

Keep working and engaging the public on related initiatives such as the City Centre and UDistrict Neighbourhood plans.  The Infrastructure Canada Smart Cities Challenges team will be reviewing applications, announcing finalists in Summer of 2018.  If we become a finalist then we will build out our proposal further and submit our details plan for a chance at the $10 million. Winners will be announced in Spring 2019.

Any Questions?

For further information or if you have any questions or concerns, please email Alison Martens