Incredible 'living roof' bus shelters coming to Plymouth's Royal Parade

-Credit: (Image: Plymouth City Council)
-Credit: (Image: Plymouth City Council)

New, greener bus shelters are being installed on Royal Parade as part of the city council’s efforts to re-green the city centre.

The new ‘living roof’ shelters will be planted with a specially selected mix of native wildflower and sedum, providing a natural habitat for bees and other pollinating insects.

As well as boosting biodiversity and being visually attractive, they will also absorb rainwater, provide natural cooling filter fine dust from the air and produce oxygen.

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All the shelters on the westbound (Guildhall) side of Royal Parade are being upgraded, along with the one outside Argos on the eastbound side.

The new, more modern shelters will also offer better lighting, improved seating and relocated ‘real-time’ displays to make it easier for passengers to view information about the next services to arrive.

Work to remove the existing shelters and install the new ones will be done in phases, beginning on Monday, June 3 and take two weeks.