Green-roofed bus shelters
The city of Utrecht has completed the wide-scale installation of 500 green roofs at its bus stops. The green roofs on the bus shelters help by:
- capturing particulates
- storing rainwater
- providing cooling when it is hot
- promoting the city's biodiversity (e.g. bees and other insects)
All of these are extremely beneficial for insects like (bumble)bees. The bus stops directly contribute to a healthy living environment in the city and they help raise awareness. Many cities in the Netherlands and other European countries have expressed their interest and have implemented green-roofed bus shelters in their cities.
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