Environmental activists have warned Infrastructure Malta’s Msida Creek project will turn the area into a “grey car park tangled in flyovers”.
A €13.5 million plan dubbed the Msida Creek Project was unveiled December 2020, which would see the central traffic lights in Msida valley replaced by two flyovers, a recreational area and pedestrian bridges.
However, several activist groups, slammed the sustainability of the project, warning the plan would cut through the centre of Msida, 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 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 increasing the public walk and recreational space,” the groups said.
The statement was endorsed by ROTA, Din l-Art Ħelwa, Flimkien Għal Ambjent Aħjar, Moviment Graffitti, Nature Trust and Friends of the Earth Malta.
President of Chamber of Architects Andre Pizzuto also previously questioned the plans, go against good urban principles, and was even tendered out before the application and environmental assessment was processed and conducted.