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Living Lab - Valletta

Every year, Malta sees an average of 1.6 million tourists. 90% of these visit Valletta during their stay, creating severe demand on road transport infrastructure on all approach roads leading to the Capital.

Valletta Today


Improve overall urban accessibility

Reduce congestion and journey delays

Tourism trends in Malta are extended in the traditional shoulder months.  The mobility system must therefore be adapted to deal with emerging demands.


Reduce energy consumption

Reduce emissions/ increase air quality

  • Economy-sharing driven mobility solutions
  • Switching to less polluting transport modes
  • Creating a modal shift from land to sea transport modes

Improve cost effectiveness and integration of transport and mobility services

Development of business models to guarantee the financial viability and lasting impacts of the measures

Replicate & Disseminate

  • Working group representing over 150 cities &regions following the project as observers;
  • Links to China, to strengthen international cooperation;
  • Dissemination locally to replicate innovative green mobility measures outside the Valletta region

Approach for Malta


The project tests and develops intelligent sustainable transport solutions aiming to improve quality of life, urban accessibility, to reduce emissions and energy consumption and to improve cost effectiveness and integration of transport services.

Measures tested within this project will be taken on as valuable experience to be built on and adopted on a national level post-project. All measures to be piloted will be monitored and assessed in view of their eventual inclusion in the SUMP to be compiled as part of this project.