In line with the Structure Plan and the Grand Harbour Local Plan policies, the Maltese
Government is implementing a holistic strategy aimed at reducing private vehicular traffic
in Valletta and making alternative modes of transport to and within the same area more
The underpinning objectives of this strategy are to:
• Improve the quality of life of the residents within the Valletta peninsula, by
improving both the environment in which they live and their access to Valletta
through both public and private modes of transport;
• Enhance the commercial activity within the Valletta peninsula by ensuring that any
measure taken will make it possible for business activity to thrive;
• Improve the general environment and appearance of Valletta, taking into
consideration the historical context as well as the World Heritage status of Valletta.
The reduction in vehicular traffic, together with the embellishment of the Valletta
peninsula, is intended to make the area look more appealing to visitors thereby also
benefiting the commercial community in the same area.