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The UK city of Leicester is installing 30 “living” bus shelter roofs as part of a new programme to revamp its infrastructure while supporting the environment.

Working with advertising firm Clear Channel, the so-called “bee bus stops” will be planted with a mix of wildflowers to attract pollinating insects and add extra greenery to the city.

The City Council says the shelters will positively contribute towards biodiversity and climate resilience, absorb rainwater falling on the roof, and help to reduce the “urban heat island” effect by capturing harmful particulates from the air.

he new bus stops are part of Leicester’s ongoing “Bee Roads” programme, which to date has seen over 5.5 kilometres of roadside and roundabouts across the city planted with wildflowers to help make the city a haven for pollinators.

Source: The Next Web