Bus stop or bee stop? This Dutch city gifts green-roofed bus stops to bees! | GBRI

Bus stop with green roof

Hundreds of bus stops in the city of Utrecht, Netherlands, have undergone an eco-friendly makeover making them a perfect green sanctuary for both bees and humans. All 316 bus stops in the city now have green rooftops covered in sedum plants.

Apart from looking beautiful, these green rooftops also help capture fine dust, storage of rainwater and provide cooling in the summertime. It is one of many measures aimed at improving Utrecht’s air quality.

Recently Utrecht has also replaced 10 diesel buses for electric buses. Utrecht aims to only operate carbon neutral buses by 2028. In the meantime, Utrecht gives incentives to bus drivers to adapt to a more environment friendly driving style. The buses register how efficient and comfortable each bus driver operates the bus, and based on how well they drive, they can “win” prizes.

Read more here: https://www.brightvibes.com/1358/en/this-dutch-city-has-transformed-its-bus-stops-into-bee-stops

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