Utretch green bus shelter

Cllr Brian Smyth proposes green bus shelters for Belfast

Monday 09 September 2019

Green Party councillor for Lisnasharragh, Brian Smyth brought together a cross party delegation to discuss green bus shelters on Glider stops with Translink officials on Friday.

Green bus shelters involve covering the roof with plants to promote biodiversity, support bee populations and make a small contribution to improving air quality.

Cllr Brian Smyth said: “This initiative has the potential to transform bus shelters into living and breathing plant based environments.

“It’s a small contribution towards addressing climate breakdown and making our city a healthier, happier place to live.

“I really pleased to be able to work with other parties to further the green bus shelter initiative. Climate breakdown needs a massive response and we need a consensus approach at Belfast City Council to meet the challenge.

“The green bus shelter initiative is in place in Utrecht in the Netherlands – we must continue to bring across similar projects, big and small to make a difference for the people of this city.”

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