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Title: Congestion in Malta : the implications on climate change
Authors: Attard, Maria
Brockdorff, Philip von
Bezzina, Frank
Mifsud, Deborah
Keywords: Automobiles -- Motors -- Exhaust gas -- Malta
Traffic congestion -- Malta
Climatic changes
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: University of Malta
Citation: Attard, M., Von Brockdorff, P., Bezzina, F., & Mifsud, D. (2015). Congestion in Malta : the implications on climate change. Climate Change Targets and Urban Transport Policy, Valletta.
Abstract: Malta is an island state with an area of just 316km2 with a population of 417,432 (NSO, 2014a). Malta developed economically at a stable rate of increase since the early 90s. This economic growth has also reflected on its demographic and land use patterns. Population growth has slowed down in the last two decades mostly because of a fall in the birth rate. Mobility patterns of the population have changed significantly. Since the early 90s, Malta experienced a rapid growth in motorization and a decline in public transport use and in active mobility (walking and cycling). This is most evident in the national modal split.
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