There are numerous benefits of greening bus shelters:
Productive green spaces:
Bus shelters can be transformed into small gardens by adding planters, trellises, and other types of greenery. This can help create more green spaces in urban areas and provide a more attractive environment for commuters.
Reducing heat island effects:
Urban areas tend to be much warmer than surrounding rural areas due to the concentration of buildings and other infrastructure. Greening bus shelters can help to reduce heat island effects by providing shade and cooling effects through the transpiration of plants.
Improving air quality:
Plants are natural air purifiers, and they can help to improve air quality in urban areas by filtering pollutants out of the air. They absorb carbon dioxide and other pollutants from the air and release oxygen, which improves air quality.
Providing a calming green environment:
Green spaces have been shown to have a calming effect on people, reducing stress and anxiety levels. Greening bus shelters can provide commuters with a more pleasant and relaxing environment to wait for the bus. Research has shown that exposure to green spaces can improve mental health by reducing stress and anxiety levels.
Encouraging greater use of public transport:
By greening bus shelters, we can encourage more people to use public transportation, which can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality.
Improve City Wildlife:
They can attract bees and bugs vital to pollination across our country.