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
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.
This morning a truck driver hit the top of Kirkop tunnels, causing damage to the structure.
Transport Malta traced down the individuals involved who accepted to pay for all damages and the due fines.
Transport Malta asks road users to follow the rules, to drive responsibly and to respect other road users. Lack of foresight might cause very serious consequences.
On Wednesday 27th June and Saturday 1st July 2017, Crowd Net Ltd. will place cameras at the following locations, for traffic counting purposes:
1. Triq il-Kostituzzjoni, Mosta
2. Triq in-Naggar, Mosta
Maintenance work along Bugibba Promenade all the way to Qawra – next phase
Transport Malta will carry out maintenance and asphalting works in Triq il-Wileġ, St. Paul’s Bay. This is part of the project to resurface the road from Bugibba Promenade all the way to Qawra.
Works will be carried out at night between 21:00hrs and 06:00hrs, between tonight and Thursday 15th June. During works, this part of the road will be closed to traffic.
Drivers are advised to seek alternative routes and follow instructions by officials on site.