Create scalable mobility systems that enhance daily life and improve emergency response rates and recovery times
Richmond is a major multi-modal transportation hub with 13,890 businesses; 140,000 commutes daily to the city; and major industry including the Port of Vancouver and Vancouver International Airport. As an island city, multiple bridges and a tunnel connect Richmond to the mainland.
Moving people and goods across the city efficiently is a priority for economic viability, environmental sustainability, community livability and community safety.
Proposed smart city approaches to create scalable mobility systems that enhance daily life and improve emergency response rates and recovery times:
Implement computer-enhanced machine learning enabled traffic system at major intersections across the city to improve response time of emergency vehicles, reroute traffic and decrease incidents
Reduce congestion, vehicle incidents and pollution by optimizing commuter, freight and emergency traffic flow
Provide real-time traffic information to residents and first responders
Prepare for sustainable and future technology