According to statistics, 358 bee species board live in the Holland. Sadly, over half of them are already endangered and placed on the Dutch Red List (RL). The Netherlands’ minister recognized the growing bad situation and found a clever solution – to remodel the city of Utrecht’s bus stops into bee-friendly havens to support pollinating populations.
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The city of Utrecht currently has 316 bus stops with rooftops covered in plants
Recently, the city council saw a chance to expand the functions of a daily bus stop by giving them a brand new wholesome purpose: To tackle the growing endangerment of bees. Utrecht is the fourth-largest city in the Kingdom of The Netherlands, settled within the central part of the country.
The new lush rooftops can encourage pollination by honeybees and bumblebees.
Not only do newly revamped bus stops look cozier, but the planted succulents additionally support the city’s dwindling biodiversity like honeybees and bumblebees. The new rooftops additionally lend a hand to capture fine dirt and store rainwater.
“A green roof is nice for a healthy and liveable city”
“A green roof is sweet for a healthy and liveable town … which will, therefore, cope better with climate issues. It helps to prevent flooding and ensures that we will suffer less from heat,” reads the official website of the Utrecht of 11. The officers are going to install solar panels atop the bus stops within the next few years.
However, it’s not the only environmentally-conscious initiative of the city of city
Back in February, the city declared that they'll be change their current buses with electrical ones. The officers hope to use a completely carbon-neutral transit fleet before 2028.