CONDUITS (Coordination of network descriptors for urban intelligent transportation systems) developed key performance indicators to assist European municipalities in taking decisions on ITS deployment and to facilitate the exchange of good ITS practice among cities. The project performed a review of ITS in cities today, identified the ITS of tomorrow from a city perspective and reviewed technological developments.

The project was funded by the European Commssion's Directorate General for Mobility and Transport thought the FP7 Programme. It ran from May 2009 to June 2011. CONDUITS continued for one year beyond its project life from mid 2011 to mid 2012.

Free-of-charge tools to support the prediction and assessment of the wider policy impacts of traffic management measures and ITS

With the aim of achieving a common and more holistic approach to the assessment of ITS and traffic management measures, the CONDUITS project defined a set of key performance indicators (KPIs) across the main policy areas of traffic efficiency, pollution reduction, road safety, social inclusion and land use. Selected KPIs were then tested in Paris (FR), Rome (IT), Munich (DE), Tel Aviv (IL) and Ingoldstadt (DE).

Building on these KPIs, a decision support tool (DST) has been developed with support from Kapsch TrafficCom. CONDUITS_DST (Decision Support Tool) is designed to help decision makers understand what will be the likely impact of a particular measure in terms of emissions, traffic efficiency and road safethy. The tool has been developed in several stages: a first version covering pollution reduction was developed in 2012; it was expanded in 2013 to encompass two traffic efficiency KPIs (reliability and mobility); in 2015, the road safety KPI has been incorporated.

CONDUITS offered tools for both the ex-ante and ex-post assessment of a traffic management measure.



Statement from KTC on the occasion of the release of the Report for Phase II of the CONDUITS-DST project in July 2015

The predictability of the effectiveness of transport solutions and concepts is key to make the right transport policy choices. Especially complex measures on urban traffic management require a number of fundamental decisions. It was for this reason that several cities, assisted by research institutes and universities, worked together for more than four years on a predictive evaluation tool for urban mobility management and ITS by integrating policy-orientated Key Performance Inidicators (KPIs) with traffic microsimulation.



CONDUITS_DST uses data from traffic modelling and emissions profiles. It has already been tested in Brussels, Stuttgart, Tel Aviv and Haifi on a variety of traffic management measures, including bus priority at traffic lights; dynamic speed limits and other traffic measures to reduce emissions; and, the provision of VMS-based travel times to induce a change in driver behaviour.

CONDUITS_DST can be used free of charge.

CONDUITS outreach

Below is a list of some of the events at which CONDUITS had been presented over the years.

  • 10-14 January 2016, Washington, TRB (paper submitted)
  • 1 July 2015, Munich, mobil.TUM2015
  • 26 November 2014, Madrid, CIVITAS CAPITAL project training session
  • 17 June 2014, Brussels, IRF ITS Policy Committee meeting
  • 5 June 2014, London, Modelling World


  • Coordinator: Polis (BE)
  • Technical partners: Technion (IL), Technical University of Münich (DE), City University London (UK)
  • Sponsor: Kapsch TrafficCom (AT)
  • Cities: Brussels (BE), Stuttgart (DE), Haifa (IL) and Tel Aviv (IL)

A number of other organisations and city authorities were involved in the initial FP7 project CONDUITS, notably, ISIS (IT) and Imperial College London (UK), the cities of Paris (FR), Rome (IT), Madrid (IT), and Istanbul (TR) and more than 30 other cities from Europe and beyond who formed the CONDUITS City Pool.

CONDUITS publications:

For more information about the project, please visit CONDUITS TRIMIS page.