Sharing the road with cyclists

Leave Space When Overtaking Cyclists

Leave Space When Overtaking Cyclists

Drivers, overtaking a cyclist can be dangerous. Be patient and overtake only when there is plenty of room available. 1.5m is the suggested safe distance. Let’s share the road.

1.5m is the suggested safe distance

Prevent Dooring

Prevent Dooring

Drivers should check behind them in the mirror and over their shoulder to check for cyclists and other road users before opening doors, to avoid opening it in their path.

We advise opening the door with the hand furthest from the handle. This will force you to look behind.

Cyclists have the right to leave plenty of room when passing parked vehicles to avoid the risk of dooring.

Check for cyclists

Avoid left-hooking

Avoid left-hooking

Avoid left-hooking: Drivers should not overtake a cyclist immediately before turning, as a cyclist could get trapped. Drivers must use their indicators to clearly show their intentions to other road users, and frequently look in their mirrors to check for cyclists, to ensure that turning or changing lanes is safe.

Don’t overtake a cyclist immediately before a turn

Respect the speed limit

Respect the speed limit

Respect the speed limit: Drivers must always respect the speed limit. Speed limits should not be treated as a target; it is often unsafe to drive at the maximum speed limit. Drivers should reduce their speed when sharing the road with cyclists. They should also pay attention when sharrows are visible on the road. These are narrow lanes for cyclists when they must share space with other vehicles.

Reduce speed when sharing the road with cyclists

Respect cycle lanes and cyclists’ rights

Respect cycle lanes and cyclists’ rights

Respect cycle lanes and cyclists’ rights: Drivers should never obstruct designated cycle lanes by driving or parking on them. Cyclists have as much right to use the road and should be given the right of way at junctions and roundabouts. Cyclists may use the full lane when approaching an intersection, roundabout or when overtaking, and have the right to use bus lanes where this is indicated.

Mind the cyclist

Pink October Movember at Transport Malta

Transport Malta’s social committee organised a Pink October – Movember day to raise awareness on cancer. Several employees of the Authority came in pink and jeans while donating for the Marigold Foundation.

#faceyourfear #pinkoctober #movember

Contract to develop the new National Maritime Single Window

Transport Malta has signed a contract with Actual IT, a Slovenian IT firm, for the development of a new National Maritime Single Window.

The new web-based portal will improve the interface and facilitate reporting between local maritime stakeholders, including Government agencies, ship operators, ship agents, service providers and terminals.

It will introduce the system to system data exchange and single point reporting, greatly reducing the administrative burden on the ships and ship agents, simplifying the process and increasing efficiency.

In 2018 Transport Malta’s Ports and Yachting Directorate, handled over 12, 000 international ship calls, around 5000 of which rendered services at anchorages outside ports.

Actual IT has a vast experience in the development of port management systems. The platform they will develop will help Transport Malta meet the ship reporting regulations as mandated by International and EU obligations.