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Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan

A Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) is “a strategic plan designed to satisfy the mobility needs of people and businesses in cities and their surroundings for a better quality of life. Such plans build on existing planning practices and takes due consideration of integration, participation and evaluation principles” (DG MOVE).

SUMPs are a structured process whereby visions are created, objectives and targets are set, policies and measures are selected and active communication, monitoring and evaluation all take place. SUMPs are regional initiatives which contribute to the enablement of various national policies aligned to the core objectives including transportation, environment and social factors.

A SUMP has been developed for two of the six regions (the Southern and Northern Harbour Regions), collectively referred to as the “Valletta Region” SUMP. The Valletta SUMP aims to:

  • Provide specific, tried and tested solutions to improve the mobility system of the region;
  • Encourage both residents and visitors to use sustainable modes of transport; and
  • Improve the quality of life, reduce transport emissions, make the region more attractive; 

The development of the SUMP for the Northern and Southern Harbour areas surrounding Valletta is another step towards effectively shifting our transport system to a more sustainable one. This SUMP is primarily designed to address the mobility needs of people and businesses in the 27 localities within the areas surrounding Valletta. It builds on the past investments in the transport system and integrates these with other identified measures into a holistic mobility plan for the next 5-10 years. The SUMP for the Valletta region has been developed as a clear way forward, in line with the principles contained in Malta’s National Transport Strategy, 2050 within the context of specific provisions relating to the ‘Valletta hub’ set out in the Transport Master Plan, 2025. The plan builds on the experience and knowledge previously gained through the implementation of a smaller SUMP initiative for the City of Valletta and, pilot projects, and expands this conceptual thinking to a regional level.

The document can be found here link