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Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) for the Valletta Region

OPEN CONSULTATION  

  
 
From: Ministry for ​Transport, Infrastructure and Capital Projects
(Transport Malta)

​Published: ​23 November 2022
Running till: ​7 December 2022
​Last Updated: 6 December 2022
1.        Background
 

The Maltese Government has invested heavily in the transport sector along the years, including moving towards more efficient transport infrastructure and sustainable transport modes. In line with this, within the framework of the CIVITAS DESTINATIONS Project (September 2016 - May 2021), which sought to integrate sustainable tourism and mobility strategies in six European island locations, the Valletta Region started to develop a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP). The Valletta Region is made up of the Northern Harbour and Southern Harbour Regions and thus incorporates the localities of Birgu, Birkirkara, Bormla, Fgura, Floriana, Gżira, Ħamrun, Isla, Kalkara, Luqa, Marsa, Msida, Paola, Pembroke, Pieta, Qormi, San Ġiljan, San Ġwann, Sliema, Santa Luċija, Santa Venera, Swieqi, Ta’ Xbiex, Tarxien, Valletta, Xgħajra and Żabbar.

​Phase I of this project included stakeholder engagement through which the transport challenges were identified and a set of measures were developed. Following extensive consultation with the local councils concerned, inter-governmental entities and stakeholders, the second phase was initiated where the drafted measures are revisited following the feedback received and new data and studies that have now become available. The public is now being invited to submit feedback on the measures being proposed.

This exercise forms part of a larger project where a SUMP will be developed for each of the remaining Regions in Malta and Gozo. The SUMP for the Valletta Region carries a 31st December 2022 deadline, linked to Milestone 2.4 under Malta’s Recovery and Resilience Plan (Reform C2-R3: Expediting the finalisation and implementation of a SUMP for the Valletta Region).

2.        Consultation Questions
 
    1.  Which are the core specifics/issues of the Valletta Region that a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan should cater for?
    2.  Which areas (pillars) do you believe will be the greatest lever/s for the move to more sustainable mobility in the Valletta Region?
    3. Which measures do you believe will have the greatest impact? Which measures should be lower priority than others?

3.
       
Documents
 
4.        Submission of input
 
Submissions must be sent in through the following channels:
By post:     Valletta SUMP Public Consultation
                Transport Malta
                Risk Management, Policy and EU Affairs Department       
                Triq il-Pantar 
                Hal Lija LJA 2021​

Submissions must be received by 7 December 2022.                               
We thank you in advance for your input.
Please be informed that submissions will be published on the webpage of this consultation at the end of the scoping phase. The lead Ministry has sole discretion upon the publication of comments.
Received contributions, together with the identity of the contributor, will be published on the Internet, unless the contributor objects to the publication of his/her personal data on the grounds that such publication would harm his/her legitimate interests. In this case the contribution may be published in anonymous form. Otherwise the contribution will not be published nor will, in principle, its content be taken into account.  Any objections concerning the publication of personal data should be sent to the service responsible for the consultation on the following email address: onlineconsultations@gov.mt.

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In addition, please be aware of:
 
·         Disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (Chapter 496)
As we are a public authority all documents we hold, including documents related to this public consultation process, may be released following a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act (Chap. 496), unless such request may be subject of an exemption arising from the same Act.

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