The Malta Independent 29 February 2024, Thursday
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Msida Creek project sparks concerns about sustainability - NGOs

Monday, 8 February 2021, 10:43 Last update: about 4 years ago

The Msida Creek project being fronted by infrastructure Malta has sparked concerns about the long-term viability of the project which will cut through the old centre of Msida, A group of NGOs said.

The Msida Creek project was announced in 2019, proposing the introduction of two 175-metre long flyovers instead of the traffic lights junction connecting Triq Marina, Triq il-Wied tal-Imsida and Triq Mikiel Anton Vassalli. This junction sees more than 4,500 vehicles an hour and the flyovers are meant to make roads safer and more efficient roads.

“The project will force pedestrians and cyclists to access lifts to cross from one side to the other. Instead of being turned into a grey car park buried under a tangle of flyovers, Msida Creek could become a lovely waterfront destination and walkway linking the Gzira garden to the Floriana garden area and even to the Valletta waterfront, in a continuous scenic route with practical structures for cyclists and pedestrians,” the group said.

“We believe that we can work together for a better solution,” a spokesperson for the NGOs said.

The NGOs that signed the statement are: ROTA, Din l-Art Helwa, Flimkein Ghal Ambjent Ahjar, Moviment Graffitti, Nature Trust, Friends of the Earth Malta

The network released a photomontage with approximate imagery of how the project would impact the area.

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