The Malta Independent 23 October 2018, Tuesday

Cyclists file judicial protest against Roads Minister, say input on Mdina Road was ignored

Friday, 12 October 2018, 15:17 Last update: about 11 days ago

A group representing Maltese cyclists has filed a judicial protest against the minister for transport and infrastructure, complaining that their input was completely ignored in consultations about infrastructural works on Mdina Road in Zebbug.

The Bicycle Advocacy Group – an NGO which aims to promote cycling as a safe and sustainable mode of transport in Malta - filed the protest against Minister Ian Borg and Infrastructure Malta this morning, arguing that the minister had put aside research-based studies and proposals that the group had submitted during meetings with him.

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“Despite the fact that the group participated fully in this consultation process with altruism and civic sense, all the proposals that it made were totally ignored,” reads the court document filed in the First Hall of the Civil Court earlier today by lawyer Claire Bonello on behalf of the group.

The judicial protest calls on Borg and Infrastructure Malta to desist from continuing to build or change public roads and infrastructure without “real and effective consultation” with the group and to change the design, infrastructure and equipment of the mentioned roads to ensure that they are not a danger to road users. Failure to do so could result in the group seeking damages, it warned.

 

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