Project Details

European Digital Cities

Implementation priorities of transport telematics and e-Government

European Digital Cities

Project details

Duration 01/1996 - 12/1998

Coordinator Rupprecht Consult

Project goal

EDC aimed at monitoring the status of local telematics deployment and transport telematics in particular in the EU and to identify future needs and priorities of local authorities.


A questionnaire survey was conducted in 1996 and 1998 among decision makers in cities in all 15 European members states. Its specific objectives were to investigate goals and perception of (transport) telematics, technologies and applications used, status and plans of service deployment, benefits and obstacles, partnerships and business models for urban telematics deployment in local and regional authorities.

For the purpose of this survey a representative database of decision makers was set-up which was designed to be representative in terms of authority size within countries and to reflect the share of each country's population in Europe. Effectively all cities above 100.000 and a random selection of smaller authorities was included in the database. In addition, contact databases of major local authority networks (Eurocities and Telecities) were used to create a sub-set of the overall sample.

An in-depth questionnaire was sent out in the five major European languages.


Please find results of the project in the downloads section of this page:

Results of EDC Survey, Part 1 (pdf-File):
Status and Priorities of General Telematics Deployment in European Cities and Regions (cross-sector survey)

Results of EDC Survey, Part 2 (pdf-File):
Status and Priorities of Transport Telematics Deployment in European Cities and Regions

Role of Rupprecht Consult

In the European Digital Cities Project; we conducted representative surveys in cities and regions of the 15 EU countries.

Contact details

Siegfried Rupprecht
+49 221 6060 55 11

Project partners

  • Polis, European Cities and Regions Networking for Innovative Transport Solutions, Brussels, Belgium
  • Eurocities, The network of major European cities, Brussels, Belgium
  • Car Free Cities, (later Access - Eurocities), Brussels, Belgium
  • TeleCities, Vienna, Austria
  • Rupprecht Consult GmbH, Cologne, Germany

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