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Vancouver engages public in connecting bridge project

Vancouver engages public in connecting bridge project

The Granville Bridge Connector aims to provide more travel options to and from downtown that don’t contribute to congestion or pollution.

Ottawa shares traffic data with Waze

Ottawa shares traffic data with Waze

The Canadian city joins the likes of Toronto, Montreal, New York and San Francisco in the Waze for Cities data-sharing programme.

The Orbit high-tech development aims to reimagine rural living in Canada

The Orbit high-tech development aims to reimagine rural living in Canada

The town’s council wants to realise the best of both worlds: urban benefits within a rural community.

Sidewalk Labs co-founds venture capital fund to invest in urban tech

Sidewalk Labs co-founds venture capital fund to invest in urban tech

The fund could launch and begin making investments next year but it is conditional on Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto project being approved.

Sidewalk Labs' Toronto project proceeds to next stage but scope is scaled back

Sidewalk Labs' Toronto project proceeds to next stage but scope is scaled back

The controversial plan will progress to further evaluation and public consultation but it’s not a “done deal” yet, says Waterfront Toronto.

Specialised sensors deployed to help save lives of first responders in Vancouver

Specialised sensors deployed to help save lives of first responders in Vancouver

IoT tracking safeguards firefighters from in-building dangers and exposure to hazardous chemicals

City of Kitchener develops data-driven cycling master plan

City of Kitchener develops data-driven cycling master plan

With the population of the Canadian city expected to increase dramatically over the next three years, planners are working with Cimcon on data-driven infrastructure strategies.

Canadian city launches on-demand transit service with Via

Canadian city launches on-demand transit service with Via

Riders in Sault Ste Marie can use the Via app to hail a shuttle directly from their smartphone and advanced algorithms enable multiple riders to seamlessly share the vehicle.

StreetLight Data expands traffic counts to Canada

StreetLight Data expands traffic counts to Canada

The mobility big data specialist provides on-demand traffic volumes for more than 4.5 million miles of Canadian and US roadway, based on 100 billion location points every month.

Canadian city launches rapid transit system

Canadian city launches rapid transit system

Waterloo Region’s 16km light rail system is core to its master plan for sustainable mobility and to help create one urban area from three cities in Ontario.