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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

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  • Heritage Enterprise Consultancy Ltd. Malta; Arts and Culture Victoria; Australia

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Executive Summary for the SUMP: The scope of this document is to develop an integrated planning document; a Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) which addresses specifically the needs of the South East Region. The SUMP is directed at resolving the congestion and traffic problem in the South East of Malta through; the application of new traffic management systems, alternative transport systems, the use of new technology to achieve a greener more efficient viable transport.
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S U S T A I N A B L E U R B A N M O B I L I T Y P L A N
2018-2030
SOUTH EAST REGIONAL COMMITTEE
Birgu, Bormla, Fgura, Floriana, Isla, Kalkara, Marsa, Marsascala, Marsaxlokk, Paola, Tarxien, Valletta, Xghajra,
Zabbar, Zejtun.
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Transport; effective sustainable transport is a crucial and determinant factor in the future success
of the South East Region’s economy which is heavily impacted by the activity generated by its
harbours, the Freeport, the Cruise Liner Terminal, the airport, its commercial centres and the
industrial estates. The South-East is mostly dependent on land-based transport predominantly
serviced by private vehicles. A system of radially designed roads connecting the towns and cities
to the Capital; the South, Central and North regions of Malta. These are in turn connected to the
TEN-T network. The South-East Region is one of the most populated and with the highest densities
in the Maltese Islands. Its density is 24 times the EU average and comparable to European City
densities. The region is defined as mostly urban with sparse rural and semi-rural areas. The South-
East Region is one of the most densely populated inner harbour regions.
The scope of this document is to develop an integrated planning document; a Sustainable Urban
Mobility Plan (SUMP) which addresses specifically the needs of the South East Region. The SUMP
is directed at resolving the congestion and traffic problem in the South East of Malta through; the
application of new traffic management systems, alternative transport systems, the use of new
technology to achieve a greener more efficient viable transport.
The SUMP has been compiled through the implementation of an evidence-based approach to
create a Consultation Document. Most importantly is the establishment of a “Local Action Group
that pools forces of all relevant stakeholders”. This Local Action Group was established through
SERC and apart from participating to exchanges with other Cities a participatory approach for the
plan was established as part of the ongoing compilation. “Altogether between 2015-2017 there
were 20 Core Group Meetings and 12 Political Group Meetings which focused on URBACT and the
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SUMP. The ULSG had a cross-section of ten members.” (SERC SUMP 2018-2030; Section 1.1.10
p.10)
The South East Region’s Local Support Group has been directed by SUMP Guidelines and applied
a stepped approach. This approach included an; (a) Evaluation and assessment process (which
included a base-line study focusing on the data available); (b) Challenges and priorities (based on
surveys and exchanges held with the LSG); (c) Implementing a plan through actions and packages;
(d) Measuring an effective plan (the development of sustainable indicators); (e) Developing a
Communication Plan (keeping a transparent system in developing the SUMP); (f) Commit to
engage (through a review process and defining sustainable tools). The Communication Plan and
the Engagement Commitment schema have been devised to spur further participation from the
citizens in the SERC and in modelling the SUMP. These were two areas where more input was
necessary beyond the involvement of the Core and Political group and ULG. However the positive
actions were spurred by a very committed SERC who although mostly political was directly
involved in the exchange meetings and technical development of the SUMP. The South East
Regional Committee (SUMP) is designed for 12 years from 2018 to 2030. The active plan commits
with a “Process Pathway” which considers multiple reviews. The review of the plan and data
through re-assessment is based on 5-year cycles to maintain and implement an active monitoring
programme which keeps the plan operative, active and sustainable.
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