Participants

Contact & Activities

Participating city

TalGiljuMqabba ()
3.000 inhabitants

Local contact

Gigliola Micallef
'Palazz il-Gilju'
Church Square,
L-Imqabba, Malta
++356 79539542

Participation 2019

The participant is committed to:

Organising a week of activities, taking into account the focal theme.
16 September
Talk by a fitness instructor
This talk aims to combine two interesting facts: a healthier lifestyle and a clean environment. The promotion of cycling and walking is beneficial as it results in a healthier lifestyle which can only be enjoyed thoroughly in a healthy environment free from cars and pollution. The increased use of bicycles and walking can help achieve both at the same time.
17 September
A walk from Mqabba to Qrendi

In the evening, a walk will be organised from Mqabba Parish Square to Qrendi [l/o Maqluba] for all those interested. This will raise more awareness about the importance of walking the distance while at the same time enjoy the Maltese rural environment.
18 September
An exhibition of electric cars and bicycles
19 September
Double Decker tour from Mqabba to Three Cities
A tour by a double-decker bus shall leave the village on a tour to the Three Cities. This activity aims to promote the local historical patrimony while at the same time foster the importance of ride-sharing for common better air quality.
20 September
Pasta Night in the main village square

Mqabba’s parish square will be transformed into a recreational area which will welcome locals and anyone interested to an organised ‘Pasta Night’ accompanied with entertainment. Those attending will be encouraged to walk the distance to the parish square where the activity will resume. This aims to show the validity and importance of pedestrian zones in rural areas and how these can improve the quality of life for the locals both from an environmental and social point of views
21 September
Zumba Kids
The main Mqabba Square will be closed for traffic and in a familiar atmosphere, various activities will be organized. Mainly we will have face painting, crafts, inflatables and at around 10 am various sessions of Zumba will be organized for kids and their parents.
22 September
Rodeo for Kids
In the morning, a talk and demonstration on road safety for the young generation shall take place in the square. It will mainly focus on the pedestrians’ safety namely traffic lights, zebra crossing and others. This will be followed by an informative talk about cycling education by a local cycling organisation which will mainly focus on cycling safety on the road while at the same time promoting cycling as a sustainable mode of movement from one place to another. A cycling rodeo [practical cycling] will also follow which will aim to encourage all participants especially children and youngsters to participate in this unique day in the calendar year to make use of the parish square freely while at the same time promote cycling for one’s future personal use.
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:
Mqabba's main square will be closed for traffic between 7am and 13pm.
Participation in related EU initiatives:
  • JRC Project on Social Biking