A little oasis of oxygen boosting plants can be found on the roof of a new bus shelter on Redcliffe Way in Bristol city centre.
Bristol City Council, in partnership with Clear Channel UK, is piloting a Living Roof bus shelter to decide whether the bee-friendly bus stops are right for the city.
The purpose-designed roof sits on top of a replacement bus shelter on Redcliffe Way and includes a mix of native wildflowers and sedum plants.
Living Roofs, also known as ‘Bee Bus Stops’, are designed to bring more greenery into urban areas, while supporting biodiversity. They absorb rainwater, capture particulates from the air, and support bees and other pollinators.
The pilot is being run in partnership with Clear Channel UK, who maintain Bristol’s bus shelters on behalf of the council.
The Redcliffe Way R4 bus stop, next to the Double Tree by Hilton hotel, serves the A1 and 70 and 73 buses that travel to Bristol airport, Frenchay, Cribbs Causeway and Stoke Gifford.
As well as the Living Roof, the replacement bus shelter includes a real time information display, to provide up to date bus service information, and a raised kerb, to improve accessibility for passengers. The bus stop cage will also be extended in January, to make sure it is fully accessible to buses.
Find out more about Living Roofs at clearchannel.co.uk/livingroofs.