In Holland they’re turning Bus Stops into Bee Stops
By James Herring on Thursday, July 18, 2019
In the Dutch city of Utrecht bus shelters have been covered with plants to attract bees.
Not only do they look great but they clean the air of fine dust particles and cool the city in the summer months.
316 bus stops now have a green roof which also stores rainwater.
The green roofs are mainly composed of sedum plants, which require little maintenance but will attract honeybees and bumblebees with their flowers.
The Municipality is also offers incentives for anyone who wants to plant the roof of their own home.
Bright Vibes reports that ‘The initiative is part of a broader effort to help clean the air in the Netherlands, where poor air quality is one of the leading causes of serious illness just behind smoking.’
Utrecht is also introducing 55 new electric buses, powered by electricity generated by wind turbines.