EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK seeks to improve public health and quality of life by promoting clean mobility and sustainable urban transport at the locality level. The campaign gives localities the chance to explore the role of city streets and to experiment with practical solutions to tackle urban challenges, such as congestion, air pollution, lack of accessibility and lack of livability in the urban core.
Local Councils are strongly encouraged to use this week (and the funds made available) to test new measures and get feedback from the residents about pilot projects/measures being tested. It is also an excellent opportunity for local stakeholders to get together and discuss the different aspects of mobility and air quality, find innovative solutions to reduce car-use and transport emissions, and test new technologies and planning measures.
European Mobility Week 2019 Theme
The theme for 2019 is Safe walking, Safe Cycling with the call to action being Walk with us/ Imxi magħna! thus focusing on active mobility.
Activities and measures to be implemented as part of the 2019 Campaign will be done with the scope to encourage walking through, among other things, the improvement of street livability, improving infrastructural accessibility for pedestrians, and increasing education. Measures will also aim at encouraging cycling as a mode for commuting by enhancing awareness directed towards drivers as well as by improving cycling infrastructure at locality level.
To accompany the Activities and Measures to be implemented as part of the 2019 EMW, a Cycling Safety Campaign shall be launched and funded through the DESTINATIONS Project.
2019 EMW Programme
Dingli, Mqabba, Gharb, Ghajnsielem and Zebbug Malta Local Councils have benefitted from a grant of €2,500 to organise events and activities as well as a Car Free Day in their respective Local Councils.
Visit the following links for more information about the various events:
Zebbug (Malta): https://www.facebook.com/KLZebbug/
National Car Free Day:
Fgura and Hamrun Local Councils have benefitted from €6,000 to organise a Car Free Day on the 22nd September. Selected areas in Hompesch Road, Fgura and in St Joseph High Street, Hamrun are going to be closed for traffic. Various activities are going to be organised to promote walking and cycling in urban areas.
Visit the following links for more information about National Car Free Day within the respective Localities:
Social Biking Challenge
As part of the European Mobility Week 2019, Transport Malta is organising the #MaltaSocialBikingChallenge. The challenge spans over 3 weeks, starting from the 16th September till the 6th October. The challenge aims to encourage cycling as a sustainable means of transport while awarding commuters who adopt cycling as an alternative means of transport practice. Further information can be obtained from the link below:
Low-Cost Alternative Transport
Transport Malta has partnered with several service providers to provide sustainable transport at discounted prices during the European Mobility Week: from the 16th till the 22nd September. Visit the link below for more information: