Winners of the 2015 Competitions

COMPETITION AND AWARD FOR THE BEST PERMANENT MEASURE TO PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE GREEN MOBILITY



Cospicua and St Paul’s Bay Local Councils have been announced as the winners for the 2015 edition of the SUMP Competition.

Cospicua has won first place and a grant for €50,000 for their proposal to deploy electric vehicles and use them to extend a pilot which offers electric cab taxi services to its residents.  The Council proposes to extend the service to the three surrounding cities of Birgu, Isla and Kalkara as well as improve connections from the ferry landing sites to the city centre. 

St Paul’s Bay Local Council will in turn receive € 30,000 for second place in view of its proposal to install charging infrastructure dedicated to electric bicycles and motorcycles, as well as information and awareness raising with residents on the advantages of this mode of transport.



V
ittoriosa Local Council’s efforts to pedestrianise its city core and thus reduce traffic from the urban centre have been acknowledged.  The Local Council has been awarded the Best Sustainable Transport Measure Award which comes in the form of a € 10,000 grant.

GRANTS FOR SMALL PROJECTS

The Grants for small projects have been won by Bormla Local Council who, between the 26th and 30th October, offered free electric taxi services from all parts of Bormla to the city centre.

Għarb Local Council (Gozo) who hosted workshops including cycling safety and other activities at the main square which shall be pedestrianised on 30th October.

Għaqda Mużikali Madonna tal-Ġilju hosted a workshop on cycling safety, a rodeo for children, an Electric Vehicles Exhibition and other activities on 31st October at the Mqabba main square which was also closed for traffic for the day.

Birgu Local Council hosted several activities at the city core which was entirely closed for traffic on 1st November. Activities included walking tours and electric vehicle tours around Birgu’s historical centre, electric cars and antique bicycles exhibitions, dghajsa tal-pass transport from Birgu to Valletta and Isla was offered on discounted prices on the day.

These grants have been made available by the Ministry for Sustainable Development, the Environment and Climate Change, the Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure, MEPA and Transport Malta as part of European Mobility Week Malta events.