The Socialist candidate for mayor of Alcantarilla, Francisco Saavedra, held Saturday a meeting with members of the General Association of Students of the Region and students of the University of Murcia, the Polytechnic University of Cartagena and various institutes of the town , as the IES San Jerónimo, with the aim of collecting their proposals to include them in the electoral program with which it will attend the next municipal elections scheduled in May.
One of the main demands of the meeting has focused on public transport.
Specifically, in the cost of the bus voucher, since at present the young people of Sewer are entitled to 28 trips per month for 20 euros and have requested the PSOE raise the cost of the voucher to 25 euros per month, in exchange for enjoying unlimited travel.
"In Murcia a similar model of unlimited transshipments is used, for 22 euros per month, and Alcantarilla, like any city that boasts, must put in place measures that favor the use of public transport," as underlined Francisco Saavedra.
The candidate has committed to studying this measure for student sewers, based on the data provided by Socialist Youth, which reveal that college students spend an average of 40 euros per month, for the purchase of two bus tickets, for move to the university campuses of Espinardo, Los Jerónimos and La Merced in Murcia.
From Juventudes Socialistas stress that the implementation of a monthly bonus with unlimited travel would mean reducing by 180 euros the annual expenditure made by students in public transport, going from 480 euros to 300 euros.
During the meeting of the candidate with the young sewers, which took place on a terrace in the Plaza Adolfo Suarez, the socialist Francisco Saavedra has made progress that reactivate the Council of Sewer Youth in the next term: "The future of our city happens for the youth and from the City Council we have to listen and value all the contributions they can make for municipal management ".
Not one meter of bike lane
Another of the highlights of the meeting has been the lack of a 24-hour study room and the absence of bike lanes throughout the municipal area of â€‹â€‹Sewer, forcing bicycle users to walk a dirt road of 3.5 kilometers until they reach the lanes enabled by the City of Murcia in the vicinity of the Segura River.
The young people have also asked the mayoral candidate to boost leisure activities to avoid trips to the capital on weekends.
Francisco Saavedra has proposed to launch an annual program of activities that could include workshops on theater, technology, the organization of 'eSports' video game consoles and the screening of films and series at the Infanta Elena Cultural Center.
Source: PSOE Alcantarilla