Honeybees Rejoice – Holland Covers Hundreds of Bus Stops with Flowers


316 bus stops have been covered with mostly sedum plants in Utrecht, a city in the Netherlands. 

This activity supports the city’s biodiversity and capture fine dust and store rainwater. The bus stops are equipped with energy-efficient LED lights and bamboo benches. Special workers drive around in electric vehicles and look after the greenery.

This idea is just one of the many Utrecht is planning to implement in the nearest future in order to improve the air quality. There is a plan to bring 55 new electric buses and gradually change public transport completely. 

The idea is quite popular with the residents of the country. Utrecht encourages people to apply for funding to transform their own roofs into green shelters for honey bees and bumblebees. 

By 2028 the city will be completely transformed. The effort the authorities make is going to pay both government and people of the country tenfold.

Read more: Gardens on the Move: Singapore’s Public Buses Plant Greenery on Top of Their Roofs


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