Valletta is the capital of Malta, the national political and economic center. It is Malta's largest port, international airline station, and a famous European cultural city. In 2007, Valletta launched a Controlled Vehicular Access (CVA) system that was widely considered the next evolutionary step from the London congestion charge.
Controlled Vehicular Access (CVA) system
In 2007 Valletta launched a Controlled Vehicular Access (CVA) system that was widely considered the next evolutionary step from the London congestion charge.
The new CVA system was designed to:
Incentivise better use of parking places;
Improve the quality of life of residents;
Improve the general environment;
Promote business in Valletta.
All vehicle types, except motorcycles. Exempted vehicles are given below.
The system works with Automatic Number Plate Recognition Technology and is linked to a pay-as-you-go billing system that calculates the charge for access and parking. The system contains 27 cameras which are located throughout the city (link is external). Access for first 30 minutes is free; access for over 30 minutes and up to 60 minutes costs €0.82. Access for over 60 minutes costs €0.82c per hour up to a maximum charge of €6.52. Entry is free of charge after 14:00 from Monday to Friday, and all day on Saturday and Sunday and during Public Holidays. Businesses and their employees (such as delivery people or others providing services in the city) can apply for an exemption and enter the city free of charge during regular working hours.