Why Project Aegle?

Building on the vision of the Group the project seeks to foster social innovation to advance quality of life and promotes sustainable development in Malta

Who is Project Aegle?

We are a group of people from different backgrounds, ages and professions. United by  love for Malta, its potential and beautiful aspects. We want to make a positive impact on the current traffic and mobility situation in Malta in order to improve life on the Maltese Islands. We believe that solid research, education, innovative technologies & ideas are the way forward.

Project Aegle is affiliated with Debono Group. However there is a mix of collaborators hailing from different backgrounds such as academia and business. Of course we also invite the public to bring their ideas, opinions and thoughts to the table of how to improve mobility in Malta. Everyone can simply send us an email, contact us via our Facebook page or join our annual Project Aegle Innovation Prize.

Our Activities:

Project Aegle works on innovative ideas

Creating sustainable solutions

Project Aegle cares about the people of Malta, seeking to improve the quality of life by improving the traffic situation

 

EXAMPLE PROJECTS and PARTNERS

E-Bikes

Incentive which combines science, community support and pleasure.

Project Aegle, and WotoMoto, present interested companies with six e-bikes for the company’s employees to use for journeys of less than 10km. For the duration of the project, research will be conducted on the number, length and duration of the journeys made. Each trip will be logged via a bike computer. Every four months, the data will be analysed by Project Aegle’s research team. At the end of the four month period the bikes and the necessary equipment will be handed over to the next interested company. This service has been created to improve mobility. Employees taking part in this project will have the opportunity to try out alternative modes of transport and will have the satisfaction of lessening traffic from the Maltese roads.

If you are interested to offer this experience to your employees please contact us directly on info@projectaegle.com.mt for more information.

Our Partner in this project:

Innovation Prize Competition

The aim of this project is to find innovative ideas of how to improve mobility in Malta. Anyone who has a fresh, innovative idea of how to move towards sustainable mobility in Malta and lessening traffic may participate in this newly established competition and enters the chance of winning prizes. This platform is being provided as our very own project manager explains there is a lot of knowledge and ideas out there on how to improve sustainable mobility in Malta, so why not let our citizens give a piece of their mind.

To join the competition follow this link for more information.

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Mobility App Survey

During the month of June 2018 a survey about a mobile application for transportation and mobility created by Project Aegle was carried out online and shared through social media. A total of 150 valid respondents answered questions related to the introduction of a mobility smartphone app. The survey asked people for their reactions to a smartphone application that would simplify trip planning and travel in Malta. This app would help them broaden their travel options—from public transport to car sharing—for that trip’s route. Two-thirds of the respondents were positive or very positive towards the idea of using such an app. A significant 40% would use the app to find alternatives to using the car such as information and booking of public transport, route planning and carpooling. This survey concludes that having an app in place that enables you to plan your trip much better would greatly improve Malta’s traffic situation.

Here you can read about the results.

Flexible working hours and locations

One of the reasons Project Aegle created this project on flexible working schemes is to update our understanding on flexible working hours in Malta as past surveys rank the Maltese islands 9th from the bottom in the EU when it comes to offering flexible working hours and locations to their employees. In a few words flexible working hours mean a variation from the traditional 9 to 5 work day & also of the location.

We created a questionnaire, designed for businesses and companies in Malta, whether big or small. Through this we will be collecting research data, which will be of great importance. This questionnaire is divided into 2 sections; an introduction and a few specific questions. It will take less than 5 minutes to answer it.
Enter link for the questionnaire:

The sole aim of this idea is to lessen traffic on our roads as most of the traffic congestion happens during rush hour in the morning and after work. If certain employees come to work only when they have meetings and continue working normally from home or any other place many of our mobility problems would get fixed. Also we believe that through this project both the employer and the employees will benefit for several reasons.

Hopefully, like a domino effect with the success of the pilot project, other businesses/ companies would like to give this new venture a try. If this idea spreads well other positive outcomes may be obtained in the near future.

Our partner in this project:

Understanding traffic from GPS data 

In the past we have carried out limited studies into how ICT systems can help us understand mobility, driver behavior and the effect of policy on the same. More specifically, we looked into Global Positioning System (GPS) data to compute the delays experienced at different times of the day and during different months of the year. We will take this further to develop a heat map. As soon as we have results we will publish the information.

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Education through website and social media

An informed mind makes for better decisions and a clearer vision for the future. Project Aegle’s idea is to inform and educate people to make the roads safer and more importantly less congested. On our website through our blog, together with our regularly updated Facebook page we take several subjects related to our roads and share knowledge like stories, educational videos and articles both local and international. Such examples include as the use of roundabouts, technology, bike lanes etc. Our followers will get to know new facts and think about the arguments. In return they give back a piece of their mind and feedback.

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