Holland Covers Roofs Of Hundreds Of Bus Stops With Plants As A Gift To Honeybees

The tops of several bus stops have been shrouded in plants as a gift to the honeybee, by a city in the Netherlands.

Mainly made up of sedum plants, a sum of 316 have been covered in greenery in Utrecht. The shelters not just help the city’s biodiversity, such as honey bees and bumblebees, but they also help capture fine dust and store rainwater.

The roofs are cared after by specialists who drive around in electric vehicles, and the transport stops have all been fitted with vitality effective LED lights and bamboo seats. They are just one of a number of measures Utrecht has introduced in a bid to improve air quality.

The city intends to introduce 55 new electric buses before the year’s and have “completely clean public transport” by 2028. The electricity used to power the buses will come directly from Dutch windmills. Utrecht additionally runs a plan which enables residents to apply for funding to transform their own roofs into green roofs.

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