Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

Hamrun
9.244 inhabitants

Local contact

Cynthia Tomasuolo
Address: Duka Ta' Edinburgh, Il-─Žamrun
++356 79871663

Participation 2019

The participant is committed to:

Carrying out a Car-Free Day event by closing one or more streets to traffic, and opening it to pedestrians, cyclists and public transport. This should preferably happen on 22 September to mark your town or city as part of World Car-Free Day.
Zone opened to residents on Car-Free Day:
St. Joseph High Street Hamrun is a main arterial road as well as a busy commercial hub in the region. With plenty of shops, offices and showrooms, the road will be closed to celebrate Car-Free Day and access will only be limited to public transport and emergency vehicles).

A number of activities will take place on the day including a workshop on walking and cycling and related health gains. The public is invited to attend with their own bicycles, on foot or any other transport service to be organized on the day. Informative leaflets about other modes of transport will also be distributed.

Other entertainment activities involving local communities, businesses and enterprises will be organised.
Implementing one or more new permanent measure(s), which contribute(s) to modal transfer from private car to environmentally sound means of transport.
Permanent measures implemented this year:
Pedestrianisation
  • Create or enlarge pedestrian streets
  • Improvement of infrastructure (new foot bridges, pavements, road crossings, zebra crossings etc)
More details on permanent measures:

The measure seeks to pedestrianise permanently part of Triq is-Sorijiet iz-Zghar tal-Fqar which is enclosed by Pjazza San Pawl and Triq il-Kbira San Guzepp, Hamrun. As part of the measure, Hamrun Local Council also plans to build a new, safe and fully accessible square and playing area for younger children. This shall serve as a recreational space and as well as a 'green lung' for the highly urbanised locality.

Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • JRC Project on Social Biking