Transport Malta at Science in the City

Science in the CityTransport Malta will be at Science in the City, in Valletta tonight, giving you an opportunity to be creative for road safety.

Don’t miss our special exhibition, demonstrating the science behind our transport system and to inspire a new generation to a career in STEM.

This year the event’s theme is Exploring Today’s Research in Tomorrow’s Society and the impact of the work of researchers at the University of Malta.

You’ll  have the opportunity to get up close and personal with researchers and be enlightened by their new research, experience explosions and conduct your own experiments as they bring the future of research to life today.

 

This year’s special features will include a first for Malta: a life-size hologram that will showcase the future of healthcare and medical research before you in 3D, with no need for those clumsy goggles. Also featured are the team from Greenhouse, who will be taking over President’s Palace to convince you of the importance of bees to our ecosystem with #Bees4Food. Late Interactive and EU project HOT, in collaboration with the university, will be back with their new installation Light Pushes Stuff. This offers you the chance to control panels of kinetic light pads with nothing other than the torch light of a smartphone.  Visit the Science Fair as it takes over Parliament Square with vortex cannons, underwater rovers and so much more.

We hope you can join us for this all this and so much more at the biggest Science in the City event yet!

The Science in the City—European Researchers’ Night festival is recognised by EFFE and organised by the University of Malta, Malta Chamber of Scientists, and Research Trust (RIDT), together with a host of partners and sponsors, and funded by the EU’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action of the Horizon 2020 (H2020) Programme (2014–2020).

Full programme: www.scienceinthecity.org.mt

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ScienceInTheCityMalta

Back to School 2017

National Bike Ride 2017

Bike Ride 2017
300 cyclists in National Bicycle Ride 2017
This morning, 300 cyclists participated in the National Bike Ride, from Floriana to Mosta and back.  The ride, now in its fourth edition, is becoming more popular among Maltese enthusiasts and 100 more cyclists than last year participated.  The run started from in front of the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects in Floriana and took the participants to Ħamrun, Santa Venera, Ħ’Attard, Mosta, Birkirkara and Msida.
After the ride, the Permanent Secretary within the ministry, Christopher Cutajar talked about a number of initiatives that are promoting the bicycle as an alternative means of transport.  He talked about applications for European funds to build bicycle lanes and the drafting of the National Cycling Policy.  Mr Cutajar then gave away a number of prizes, including electric bikes.
The ride on National Car Free Day 2017 was one of the activities of European Mobility Week. The theme for this year’s edition is “Sharing gets you Further”, reflecting the notion that sharing transport modes will lighten the burden on the streets, making them more efficient.
The Malta National Electromobility Platform, within Transport Malta, organised the Bike Ride with the help of the Police, Transport Malta enforcement officers and St. John’s Ambulance.
Bike Ride Route

Bike Ride Tomorrow

The National Bicycle Ride will start from the Ministry of Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects in Floriana, tomorrow at 08:30.

The riders will cycle through Blata l-Bajda, Ħamrun, St. Venera, Ħ’Attard and Mosta, from where they will head  back through Ħal Lija, Birkirkara, St. Venera and Ħamrun until they reach the Ministry.  The ride is expected to last around two hours.  A number of Transport Malta’s electric vehicles will accompany the riders throughout the trip to ensure the riders’ safety. 

Anyone with a bicycle is invited to attend.  Registration is free of charge and starts at 08:00, in front of the Ministry.  Every participant will get a free t-shirt and five lucky ones will win an electric bike worth around €1,400.

This is the 4th edition of the National Bicycle Ride. The bike ride is one of the initiatives and activities the Malta National Electromobility Platform within Transport Malta is organising to mark the European Mobility Week.  The theme for this year’s edition is “Sharing gets you Further”, reflecting the notion that sharing transport modes will lighten the burden on the streets, making them more efficient.

The Malta National Electromobility Platform was set up by the Transport Ministry and Transport Malta to implement the Malta National Electromobility Action Plan. The plan facilitates the eventual electrification of private and public transport while promoting electromobility and electric vehicles, both with car importers as well as the general public and private companies.

Anti-Skid Material in Triq Burmarrad

Transport Malta will place anti-skid material in Triq Burmarrad, Mosta to increase road grip and hence improve road safety.  The material helps vehicles adhere to the road better when braking and turning.  The intervention on Triq Burmarrad is another of several interventions Transport Malta implements for better roads.

Work will start tomorrow at 09:00 and will stop at 16:00 over three consecutive days.  Personnel will be working during that time period, when traffic is less intense.  When the works are ongoing, vehicles, coming from the direction of Mosta towards Burmarrad, will go through T’Alla u Ommu Hill.  Vehicles coming from the opposite direction will not be affected.
Whilst apologising for any inconvenience, kindly follow temporary traffic signs, cooperate with officials on site and drive safely.

Kappara Flyovers open for traffic

Bike Ride and Car Free Day 2017

Activities to mark the European Mobility Week 2017

The Malta National Electromobility Platform within Transport Malta is organising a number of initiatives and activities to mark the European Mobility Week which is held between the 16th and the 22nd September. The theme for this year’s edition is “Sharing gets You Further. The theme reflects the notion that the sharing of transport modes lightens the burden on the streets and makes them more efficient

National Car Free Day

The National Car Free Day will be held on Sunday 17th September in Birgu and on the 22nd in Għarb Gozo. Events will be held during this day and various streets in the village cores of these two localities will be closed for traffic. More details are available on www.electromobility.gov.mt

It is an opportunity for citizens to try alternative means of transport including public transport, the harbour ferry services, cycling and walking. Valletta Ferry Services is offering a fare reduction on the 17th September on the route Valletta – Birgu – Valletta. 

4th National Bicycle Ride on 21 September

The fourth edition of the National Bicycle Ride will be organised on the 21st of September, Independence Day. Registration for this activity is free of charge and will open on the same day at 08:00hrs at the parking area in front of the Ministry for Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects. The Ride will start from this point at 08:30hrs and will finish at about 11:30hrs at the same place. The riders will be accompanied by a number of electric vehicles provided by Transport Malta. Participants will be given a free t-shirt. Participants will have the opportunity to win a lottery giving them a financial grant to purchase an electric bicycle and cycling equipment.

The following Local Councils are organising various activities.  Full details are available from the respective organisers:

Ħad-Dingli Local Council between the 15th  and 22nd September

San Lawrenz Gozo Local Council between 16th  and 22nd September

Valletta Local Council on 17th  September, World Car Free Day

Fgura Local Council on the 21st September

Impounded Vehicles

Further asphalting in Marsa

Whilst the extensive road works are ongoing, asphalting works in part of Triq l-Ingiered direction to Ħal Qormi, will resume this evening.

Tonight between 19:00hrs and 05:00hrs, this part of the road from the junction leading to Triq l-Imdina or Triq L-Iljun will be closed to traffic.

We regret any inconvenience and advise drivers to seek alternative routes and follow instructions by the officials on site.

 

Asphalting in Triq l-Ingiered Marsa

Phase 1 of Asphalting works in Triq l-Ingiered il-Marsa

Following the progress of the extensive road works in Marsa, Transport Malta will be asphalting Triq l-Ingiered and part of Triq il-Marsa.  Phase one will start tonight between 19:00hrs and 05:00hrs.

During works, this area will be closed to traffic.  Public transport and vehicles giving service to the Residence of St. Vincent de Paule and to Għammieri, may still access the area from Ħal Luqa and exit from the same road.

We regret any inconvenience and appreciate the public’s cooperation to seek alternative routes and follow instructions by the officials on site.