Activities to mark the European Mobility Week 2018
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 “Multimodality – Mix and Move”. The theme encourages us to explore the many different options of transport and to think about the mode that best suits our particular journey.
National Bicycle Ride on 21 September
The fifth 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.
National Car Free Day on 22 September
The National Car Free Day will be held on Saturday 22nd September in Tas-Sliema and Gżira. On the day, between 10:00hrs and 16:00hrs, cars will make way for pedestrians. No access to cars will be allowed along The Strand, direction to Tas-Sliema whilst traffic will proceed in two way traffic on the other two lanes direction to Valletta. All roads leading to the Strand will be closed to traffic except for emergency vehicles. Traffic towards Rue D’Argens will not be affected. Parking will be allowed at Manoel Island free of charge. Park & Ride service will be provided free of charge from/to Floriana and Gżira between 09:30hrs and 16:30hrs. Valletta – Sliema ferry service will operate at a special rate.
More details here
The following Local Councils are organising various activities. Full details are available from the respective organisers:
Ħad-Dingli Local Council
Għard Gozo Local Council
Imqabba Local Council
Ħaż-Żebbuġ Local Council
Ħal-Safi Local Council
St. Paul’s Bay Local Council