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Smart City Technology Assessment

Breckenridge, Colorado

The Town of Breckenridge was looking for creative ways to deal with affordable housing, traffic, and walkability. For nearly 20 years, parking and traffic congestion had been a growing concern. While increased visitation to the Town was a positive outcome, it also brought challenges. This smart city technology assessment set out to answer how Smart City concepts could drive economic development, affordable housing, traffic flow, and pedestrian and bicycle safety. In addition, it addressed how a technology plan would mesh with the community’s “Breck Forward” initiative.

smart city technologyA smart city technology assessment, plan, and dashboards were created for the Town. Five key technology solutions were proposed that would not only advance their fiber but also their broader community objectives. Based on the Town’s “Breck Forward” initiative to keep the town moving, current trends and challenges were identified, focusing largely on public works now and in the future. The team has made recommendations for the implementation of state-of-the-art Smart City technology applications.

Utilizing results, the Town is establishing new economic development-focused programs to manage parking, increase transit services, expand affordable housing options, enhance traffic flow, and provide improved pedestrian-friendly environments. The smart city technology assessment included several recommendations for the use of community fiber. The community is now building a fiber-to-the-home network, based largely on our recommendations.

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