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Mobility Measure

Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan Award

Through experiences gained and best practices exchanged during the compilation of the SUMP, Transport Malta shall disseminate the how-tos of compiling a SUMP with other Local Councils and Regions not falling within the Valletta region through a series of workshops.  Following this, a Competition shall be launched which invites Local Councils to proposed measures which can be implemented within their locality in order to promote and encourage sustainable mobility. 

Implementing sustainable mobility

Through experiences gained and best practices exchanged during the compilation of the SUMP, Transport Malta shall disseminate the know-how of compiling a SUMP with other Local Councils and Regions not falling within the Valletta region through a series of workshops. Following this, Transport Malta shall compile the terms and conditions for a competition which shall be launched inviting Local Councils to propose measures which can be implemented within their locality in order to promote and encourage sustainable mobility.

Objectives

The following are the objectives which the SUMP for the Valletta Region aims to achieve:

1. Encourage alternative modes of transport within the local council level;

2. Shift people from the car to the street in the inner cores of towns/villages

3. Make use of existing and emerging technologies to improve the quality of life (safety, accessibility) on the road;

4. Reduce the impact of high polluting vehicles in inner congested urban areas;

5. Engage in better transport planning at the local level;

 

How will this be achieved?

The know-how that will be acquired throughout the SUMP development process will be shared with the local councils to assist them in developing their own sustainable mobility measures tailored for their towns and villages.

The knowledge dissemination will assist the other regions in compiling their own strategic mobility planning. The aim is to have better and more sustainable transport systems from which both tourists and the local residents can benefit. Transport Malta together with LuxMobility prepared a set of guidelines which were discussed during the workshops held with local councils in Month 21, in order to encourage new and innovative ideas to be submitted for the sustainable mobility award competition. The competition awarding a €50,000 and a €30,000 grant as a first prize and a runner up prize for the implementation of the best submitted measures is planned to be launched in Month

The submissions received will be evaluated and the winning measures announced in Month 25 in conjunction with the European mobility week activities. Transport Malta will then monitor the data collection and implementation phase which will span over a period of twelve months.

throughout the preparation and implementation phase, assistance will be provided to the local councils to market their measure and increase the public’s acceptance of it.

How did the measure progress?

As part of the stakeholder consultation event that was held in October 2017, the afternoon was dedicated specifically to local councils to introduce the DESTINATIONS Project and discuss sustainable mobility award measure and the development of the SUMP. This served as the kick-off meeting for this measure.  

In May 2018, two workshops were held; one for the local councils in Malta and one in Gozo. The workshops were coordinated by an expert from LuxMobility who divided the workshop in three parts encouraging the participants to; “Dream”, “Dare” and “Do” with regards to measures related to sustainable mobility. This brainstorming session encouraged the local councils to come up with ideas without considering any constraints such as budget etc. In the second phase the participants were encouraged to choose a measure that they would like to see implemented in their locality and analyse its feasibility. During the workshop, the best measure was fine-tuned to be proposed to the other local council members who were not present and eventually be submitted for the sustainable mobility award competition.

The competition rules and regulations are being finalised for the launch to take place in the coming weeks.

What were the outcomes of the measure?

This measure seeks to empower the local councils to start thinking in terms of sustainable mobility within their locality. The workshops will provide the necessary expertise to design measures which are of a high standard to be submitted for the grant. This is being seen as a start to the implementation of small-scale projects which engage the local community and increase the awareness of sustainable mobility.

Basic Information

MAL 2.2
Ongoing
December 2016

Thematic Areas