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Old Posted Jan 21, 2019, 9:08 PM
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Originally Posted by lokyin View Post

Vancouver & Surrey submitted a joint partnership to Infrastructure Canada's Smart Cities Challenge, proposing to create Canada’s first two collision-free multimodal corridors with driverless vehicles.

Vancouver's corridor will be 2 km along the south shore of False Creek from Granville Island to Science World, w connections to Olympic Village Station & Main Street-Science World Station. It will utilize the right-of-way from the former Olympic Line streetcar.

Surrey's corridor is a a 3.4-km-long route connecting Surrey Memorial Hospital & King George Station.

They're doing a free demonstration driverless shuttle in Feb:

Their website:

Their Submission Document:

Couldn't Vancouver have gone ahead alone with this? Gastown/Hastings/Chinatown could've been a great 2nd choice instead of Surrey Memorial... Even north van makes more sense!

So does that mean the arbutus corridor streetcar won't be envisioned to connect all the way to Granville Island, Olympic Village, Science World eventually?

Maybe they will use LRT trains with driverless tech integrated with the train. I think both cities just want to leverage funding to help along pet projects that also benefit residents in being better connected.
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