BETTER CHOICES IN MALTA: 2025 Transport Master Plan

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Some very interesting things and lively discussions going on in Malta when it comes to their transport master plan for 2025 that we all might learn from. Here is a first set of references to open up the topic:

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Getting started:

* 2025 Transport Master Plan: http://we.tl/q78hZ6MzcG

* Transport Strategy: http://www.transport.gov.mt/transport-strategies/strategies-policies-actions/national-transport-strategy-and-master-plan

* Differences of views: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20170115/letters/The-Transport-Master-Plan-2025.636542

* Critical commentary: https://www.change.org/p/minister-mizzi-reduce-traffic-by-providing-real-alternatives-to-driving

* Let’s leave the cars in 2016: http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20170101/opinion/Let-s-leave-cars-in-2016.635318

* Bicycle Advocay Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/158119417606344/?hc_ref=SEARCH
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We are hoping to develop this open discussion in the coming weeks, Information, questions, remarks all welcome.

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Useful sources and links: (to be completed)

For a sustainable transport policy to succeed, both in a technical sense but also as good politics, it must be firmly rooted in the full wealth of non-commercial, even non-political issues and interests of the full breadth of society: NGOs, CSOs, neighborhood and others concerned with the common cause.  When it comes to making sustainable transport work, we have to talk to and listen to everybody.  Including very importantly all those who may not agree with you. we don’t have to lie down in front of their objections, but we do have to listen to them.

Here you have our first starting place in identifying the key building blocks that need to be brought into the process.  Your additions, corrections and comments are warmly welcomed.

Arts Council Malta – http://www.maltaculture.com/

Alternattiva Demokratika Green Party – www.alternattiva.org

Association of International Women in Malta – http://aiwmalta.org/

BAG- Bicycle Advisory Group of Malta  – http://www.bagmalta.org/ and  https://www.facebook.com/groups/158119417606344/

Disability organizations in Malta – https://www.angloinfo.com/how-to/malta/healthcare/people-with-disabilities/disability-organisations

Environment and Resources Authority – http://era.org.mt/en

Europe Direct Malta – http://www.europedirectvalletta.eu/

European Commission Representation in Malta – www.europedirectvalletta.eu

European Sustainable Development Network (Malta) – http://goo.gl/E4NkSI

Friends of the Earth Malta – http://www.foemalta.org

Getting around in Malta – http://www.maltauncovered.com/travel-guide/public-transport-airport-transfers/

Gozo Federation Persons with Disability – https://www.facebook.com/Gozo-Federation-Persons-with-Disability-526051854100975/

Id-Dar tal-Providenza – https://www.dartalprovidenza.org/index.php/en/

Institute for Climate Change & Sustainable Development –  http://www.um.edu.mt/iccsd  – Prof. Maria Attard, maria.attard(at)um.edu.mt

Lino Spiteri Foundation – http://www.linospiterifoundation.org/

Malta Association of Women in Business – http://www.mawb.eu/

Malta Automobile Club – https://www.facebook.com/Malta-Automobile-Club-484683321570286/

Malta Chamber of Commerce – http://www.maltachamber.org.mt/

Malta Council for the Voluntary Sector –  http://maltacvs.org/

Malta Cultural insitute – http://maltaculturalinstitute.yolasite.com/

Malta Employers Association – www.maltaemployers.com/

Malta Environment and Planning Authority (MEPA) – http://www.mepa.org.mt/home

Malta Public Transport – https://www.publictransport.com.mt/

Ministry of Environment, Sustainable Development and Climate Change – http://environment.gov.mt/en

National Council of Women of Malta – http://www.ncwmalta.com/

Nature Trust (Malta) – http://www.naturetrustmalta.org/

NGOs in Malta – http://www.emwis-mt.org

Noise Abatement Society of Malta – https://www.facebook.com/Noise-Abatement-Society-of-Malta-198255450983/

People of Malta (photography) – https://www.facebook.com/thepeopleofmalta/

Times of Malta – http://www.timesofmalta.com/

Touring Club Malta – http://touringclubmalta.com/

Transport Malta (Ministry for Transport and Infrastructure) – http://www.transport.gov.mt/

Womens Rights Foundation  – http://www.wrf.org.mt/en/home.htm

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About the editor:

Eric Britton
9, rue Gabillot, 69003 Lyon France

Bio: Trained as a development economist, Eric Britton is a public entrepreneur specializing in the field of sustainability and social justice. Professor of Sustainable Development, Economy and Democracy at the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (Paris), he is also MD of EcoPlan Association, an independent advisory network providing strategic counsel for government and business on policy and decision issues involving complex systems, social-technical change and sustainable development. Founding editor of World Streets, his latest work focuses on the subject of equity, economy and efficiency in city transport and public space, and helping governments to ask the right questions -- and in the process, find practical solutions to urgent climate, mobility, life quality and job creation issues. More at: http://wp.me/PsKUY-2p7

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