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

The roofs of couple of hundreds of bus stops are now covered with plants, as a gift to the honeybees, by a city in the Netherlands.

A total of 316 bus stops have been covered with greenery in Utrecht, mostly with sedum plants.

The plants are not only supporting the biodiversity of the city, like bumblebees and honeybees, but they also store rainwater, and capture fine dust.

Workers are taking care of these roofs, who are driving electric vehicles around, and the bus stops have all been fitted with bamboo benches and energy-efficient LED lights for the night.

They’re just part of the countless measures Utrecht has introduced in a bid, in order to improve the quality of the air.

The city is aiming to introduce 55 new electric buses by the end of this year, and they are also planning to have a ‘totally clean public transport’ by the year 2028.

The electricity that the buses are going to use, will directly be coming from the Dutch windmills.

Utrecht is also running a program which is allowing the residents to apply for funding to make their own roofs into green roofs!



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