Rapid urbanization, outdated infrastructure, private vehicle density, and transportation-related emissions increasingly stress the urban mobility ecosystem. Cities worldwide respond to these changes by developing a more sustainable, seamless, and integrated transport system. Cities also focus on building the necessary regulatory and infrastructure framework to support smart mobility systems. Driving future employment opportunities, developing equitable communities, and offering high living standards through efficient digital and connected services are other smart city focus areas. Smart city initiatives are measured using parameters like autonomous readiness, digitization, new mobility solutions, logistics performance, sustainability, policy and regulatory framework, and transport landscape and vision.
This study focuses on Prague as a smart city. It analyzes the city's current state, key challenges, and government strategies and measures to overcome these issues and create a sustainable environment for driving future economic growth.
Prague currently faces several challenges, including the growing car density, which increases pollution and heavy congestion, especially in city centers. Despite lockdowns, commuters lost an extra three days and 22 hours due to traffic jams in 2020.
Another critical challenge is developing electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure capabilities to pave the way for electric and autonomous mobility. Prague has developed a holistic strategy called Smart Prague 2030 to address these issues and improve city livability.
This report provides a brief profile of Prague’s key growth metrics, digital economy, smart city mobility initiatives, and EV strategy. It also highlights the city’s focus on sustainable mobility through the enhancement of public transit systems and infrastructure.
Prague authorities drive efforts to address need-of-the-hour challenges and focus on long-term sustainability goals. The city embraces dynamic changes in mobility services with the emergence of a connected, shared, autonomous, and electric mobility approach. It invests in digital infrastructure to create an environment that fosters collaboration with other leading cities, industry consortiums, and financial investors.
- Why Is It Increasingly Difficult to Grow?
- The Strategic Imperative 8™
- The Impact of the Top Three Strategic Imperatives on the Prague Smart City
- Growth Opportunities Fuel the Growth Pipeline Engine™
- Key Growth Metrics for Prague Smart City
- Growth Drivers and Restraints for Prague Smart City
- Prague at a Glance
- CASE Strategies, Prague Smart City
- Pilot and Approved Projects, Prague Smart City
- Prague Smart City 2030 Digital Strategy
- Actuals and Targets, Prague Smart City
- Mobility Market Overview, Prague Smart City
- Snapshot of Public Transport Modes, Prague Smart City
- Shared Mobility Market Overview, Prague Smart City
- Electric Mobility Landscape, Prague Smart City
- EV Strategy, Prague Smart City
- AV Initiatives, Prague Smart City
- AV Pilots Overview, Prague Smart City
- Sustainable Mobility Plan 2030, Prague Smart City
- Growth Opportunity 1-Mobility of the Future
- Growth Opportunity 2-Digital and Connected Cities
- Growth Opportunity 3-Autonomous Mobility
- List of Exhibits