The roofs of hundreds of bus stops have been covered with plants as a gift for bees, in a city in the Netherlands.
Mainly composed of sedum plants, a total of 316 have been covered with vegetation in Utrecht.
Shelters not only support the city’s biodiversity, such as bees and bumblebees, but also help capture fine dust and store rainwater.
The roofs are staffed by workers who drive electric vehicles, and the bus stops have been equipped with low consumption LED lights and bamboo benches.
They are just one of the measures that Utrecht has introduced to improve air quality.
The city is to introduce 55 new electric buses by the end of the year and have “completely clean public transport” by 2028.
The electricity used to power the buses will come directly from the Dutch windmills.
Utrecht also runs a scheme that allows residents to request funds to transform their own roofs into green roofs.
Credit: Brightvibes – independent