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Smart stories

The City of Calgary has been delivering smart services and investing in smart infrastructure to help make our community better for many years. However, The City is always looking for opportunities to be a smarter city and invest in what’s important to make our citizens’ lives better.

A key measure of success for a smart city is how it improves the livability and opportunities for a city and its people through connecting technology and data. Our smart stories highlight how real people are benefiting from innovation, every day.

Automated traffic data

​Wouldn’t it be great to know when your usual driving route is backed up due to a traffic incident, before you take that on-ramp and get stuck in it? Well now in Calgary, you can.

Planting for the future

​The City has made a smart city improvement by using water flow sensors on trucks to track watering of public trees.​

Adopting LoRaWAN

​The City of Calgary aims to be an early adopter of new technologies that help us better serve citizens. We are the first Canadian city that built and owns a new type of wireless network, LoRaWAN.​

Technology in lane reversals

Calgary’s lane reversal systems have reduced traffic congestion, delays, fuel consumption, car emissions and rush-hour traffic through neighboring communities.​

Live chat pilot program

​Live chat allows a homeowner or business owner to connect with a City planning service technician for information about the Land Use Bylaw, the Licence Bylaw, and the application and permitting process.​

Laying the groundwork for a safer and better connected road network

Imagine getting location-specific traffic information while driving, or road safety messaging as a pedestrian, in real-time.