One of the busiest traffic roads in the southern part of Malta was today closed in an activity that has now become synonymous with Fgura.
The National Car Free Day was organised by the Fgura Local Council in collaboration with Transport Malta, giving a different look to Triq Hompesch that is normally jammed with traffic.
From the early morning children enjoyed the rare occasion to hold running races and this was followed by a First Aid demonstration where CPR was demonstrated as a means of saving a person’s life.
A martial arts show was mounted by the Team Noel kickboxing club with the participation of athletes of all ages including champions who won international honours.
Another activity that stood out was wheelchair basketball as well as trial runs by electric-powered vehicles and all those with a driving licence were able to enjoy a free drive in one of the vehicles.
Sport Councillor Adrian Tanti told TVM that the objectives of the event had been accomplished not only because this traffic-laden road had been closed but also because children and disabled persons were given the opportunity to hold sport events in the road.
He said the event had an educational value because beside the First Aid demonstration, promotional material was distributed by the Department for the Promotion of Health and Illness Prevention related to health and a balanced diet.
All those who participated were awarded a certificate as a keepsake of the event.