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Alcantarilla obtains first data collected by environmental sensors

The municipality of Alcantarilla, a partner in the climate change adaptation project, has already received the first reports showing the operation of its pilot action.

The multimodal shaded platform for pedestrians and cyclists, adapted to climate change, conceived as a green corridor, will connect the nerve centre of the town, Plaza de Adolfo Suárez, with the West Industrial Estate. The pilot action is the execution of the platform designed for the 560 m long section.

In this way, the multimodal platform is configured with the priority objective of achieving the highest possible degree of adaptation to climate change, thereby incorporating specific solutions against the effects of rising temperatures and heat waves and, on the other hand, aimed at the efficient use of water.

This is intended to achieve a number of objectives:

-The water collected will be filtered and purified as it passes through the different layers until it reaches the natural ground.

-The greater number of permeable areas means that the urban network is not saturated and flooding can be avoided.

-They retain and filter the water, keeping the sediments transported by the water due to surface pollution.

-They increase the green areas in the city, in the urban environment, increasing the quality of life.

The first data

Studying for 7 days the temperatures shown by the sensors of the pedestrian and cycling platform adapted to climate change within the LIFE project and the temperatures shown by the sensors of the weather station within the Smart City of Alcantarilla, we can see in the following graph how the actions carried out in the layout of the platform, such as: planting trees, planting shrub species, porous concrete in the cycling platform and porous paving in the pedestrian platform, make the temperatures somewhat milder in the area of the platform with respect to other areas of the municipality.

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