Valletta's Vision

Valletta views itself as a large laboratory, whose size and unique challenges can be a testing ground for smart city replication. The Maltese Capital is surrounded by fortifications and has a high concentration of residential, administrative and commercial buildings. If the Valletta Region can implement smart solutions successfully, other such small cities may follow. 

Needs Assessment

The Valletta region is a centre for administration, business and transport – including the international airport,  the principal land transport hubs as well as both the Grand Harbour and the Marsamxetto Harbour which cater for cargo shipment, cruise landings and the Malta-Sicily ferry.

Particular difficulties identified by Transport Malta include:

  • Congestion in the city centre
  • Difficulty of access
  • Local air pollution

Replication Plan

As a follower city within GrowSmarter, Valletta aims to work with Stockholm, Cologne and Barcelona to:

  • Explore the use of alternative fuels, including hydrogen and electricity
  • Introduce e-bike and e-car sharing projects and schemes focusing on better accessibility within urban centres
  • Improve the harbour ferry and water taxi landing sites to encourage a shift away from private passenger cars
  • Introduce last mile delivery of goods using clean and energy efficient vehicles within Valletta City
  • Increase the role of ITS, particularly within urban centres, to focus on road safety and intermodality

Peter Paul Barbara is leading the replication process for Valletta.

Email: peter.p.barbara@transport.gov.mt

12 Smart Solutions

Click on the headings below to find out which of the 12 Smart Solutions Valletta is planning to replicate: