| The initiative, which has European funding from the Life Program, will start in September | Alcantarilla will have a bike path that will connect Plaza Adolfo Suárez with the Polígono Industrial Oeste, to promote sustainable travel and reduce pollution.
This initiative is part of the Cityadap3 project, funded by the European Commission through the Life Program. The pilot action to be carried out in Alcantarilla includes the design and layout of a climate-resistant pedestrian and bicycle path that will connect the center of the town, Plaza Adolfo Suárez, with the Polígono Industrial Oeste and a first section will be executed. This action will be the axis on which the future sustainable mobility network of the municipality for pedestrians and cyclists will be built, which will run through the urban area and green areas, its backbone being the West Industrial Estate. The Mayor of Alcantarilla, Joaquín Buendía, has received the approval of the participation of the municipality in this project, led by the Federation of Municipalities of the Region of Murcia, with the aim of promoting adaptation to climate change, in which localities participate de Alcantarilla, Lorquí, Molina de Segura, the University of Murcia and the Reggio Emilia City Council (Italy), and which will involve local industries and companies in financing actions through Corporate Social Responsibility.
The overall budget of the project is 2,302,509 euros, being co-financed by the European Union with 1,148,339 euros, and the term to carry out the actions is four years. Business involvement The Sewer project will start in September and it already has the collaboration of Hidrogea, Plasbel, Copele, Nutrafur, the employers' association of the Polígono Industrial Oeste and the conservation entity of the polygon.
The total budget for the first meters of the bicycle lane in Alcantarilla is 387,629 euros, of which 148,343 will be contributed by the Alcantarilla City Council, 54,000 euros by companies in the municipality and 185,286 is funding from the European Union. The action, which will be coordinated by the Department of Economic Development, is included in the City Council's Action Plan for Climate and Sustainable Energy (Paces), approved in April, which has measures against climate change and to promote sustainable mobility. In addition, Alcantarilla joined the European initiative to fight climate change, the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy 2017, and acquired the commitment to achieve the objective of the European Union that marks a 40 percent reduction in greenhouse gases.
greenhouse effect until 2030, and promote and develop measures to mitigate climate change.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Alcantarilla