Smart stories

Improving community life

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.

Free secure internet access

Enabling free seamless and secure internet access service for post-secondary students, faculty, and staff through eduroam.

A smart city approach improves community life

The City has been delivering smart services and investing in smart infrastructure. Through innovative solutions, a smart city delivers real value to what’s important to Calgarians.

Earn a good living

We’re making smart investments help build a resilient and diverse economy.

Dark fibre access helps connect local businesses to the world.

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Empowerment and inclusion

We support an inclusive society with access to 21st century communication technology.

Free public Wi-Fi lets you stay connected at LRT stations and City facilities.

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Enjoy a healthy environment

We are responsible stewards of our air, land and water.

LED streetlights provide better quality street lights while reducing electricity consumption.

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Live an active & healthy life

Innovation enhances vibrant communities and provides a high quality of living and opportunities for citizens to actively participate.

Public art web map allows you to plan your own art walking tour, online.

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Move around my community

Smart solutions provide convenient, affordable, accessible and efficient transportation choices.

Calgary Transit App lets you easily look up schedules, get real-time bus arrivals or trip plan, on the go.

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Feel safe and secure

Data and connected technology helps make our community more resilient and safe.

Flood & River Monitoring helps citizens stay up to date on current conditions.

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