Msida residents and others who use the roads in the Msida Circus area found that the council has introduced a one-way system to make the roads in the area safer and help traffic flow more smoothly.
Some people could have been adversely affected by the new traffic scheme. Some complained with the council before and after the scheme was implemented. They can rest assured that their complaints will not be ignored.
My council took great pains to install adequate signage around the Msida Circus area and worked to help people become accustomed to the new scheme by sending information to the affected zones.
Making Tower Gate Street one-way has eliminated a lot of traffic congestion and facilitated access to Gzira. One can say that pollution has also decreased with the implementation of the new system.
Msida council consulted the public and relevant bodies. The public was consulted at a meeting at Msida Primary School, where a representative of the GRTU was in attendance, and took various suggestions and complaints into consideration before implementing the system.
However, as in all new projects, there are some who agree and some who disagree. The council has also received favourable comments from the residents about the new one-way system.
We are in the process of consulting the residents again and have arranged a meeting with ADT, the police and others to iron out any teething troubles.
My council feels it is doing the right thing; the new system has also made children's entry to school much safer. However, the council's decision in not writ in stone and it will do its utmost to see that the majority of residents will not be needlessly affected badly.