Why should you incorporate a green roof on a bus stop or tram shelter?

With increasing urbanization and population, the need for public transportation has become more important than ever. However, as cities continue to grow, it is also important to focus on sustainable infrastructure to reduce the carbon footprint of public transportation systems. One way to achieve this is through the incorporation of green roofs on bus stops. The cities of Melbourne and Sydney already started to incorporate some green roofs on bus stops, but, must be implemented on a larger scale. We installed the bus stops in Melbourne and Sydney with our Click ‘n Go sedum trays.

What are the benefits for commuters?

Green roofs are vegetated roof systems that provide a wide range of benefits, including reducing energy consumption, improving air quality, reducing noise pollution, and mitigating the urban heat island effect. When incorporated into bus stops, they offer additional benefits that can help make public transportation more sustainable and appealing to commuters. One major benefit of green roofs on bus stops is their ability to absorb and filter rainwater. With traditional bus stops, rainwater can pool and create puddles, making waiting for a bus unpleasant and potentially dangerous. Green roofs, on the other hand, can absorb rainwater and reduce runoff, helping to prevent flooding and keeping bus stops drier and safer. Another benefit of green roofs on bus stops is their ability to provide shade and cool the surrounding area. During hot summer months, traditional bus stops can become uncomfortably warm, leading to decreased use of public transportation. Green roofs can reduce the temperature of the air around the bus stop, making waiting for a bus more pleasant and reducing the urban heat island effect. Green roofs can also provide a habitat for pollinators and other wildlife, adding to the biodiversity of urban areas. They can also serve as an educational tool, with information about the plants and wildlife on the roof providing a learning opportunity for commuters and passers-by. Finally, incorporating green roofs on bus stops can also help to promote sustainability and environmental awareness. Sempergreen installed a lot of green roofs on bus and tram stops worldwide!

Green roof bus shelter Melbourne

Encourage to use public transprot with green roofs on bus stops or tram shelters!

By making public transportation more eco-friendly and visually appealing, more people may be encouraged to use public transportation, reducing the number of cars on the road and further reducing carbon emissions. In conclusion, green roofs on bus stops offer a wide range of benefits that can help make public transportation more sustainable and appealing travellers. By reducing rainwater runoff, providing shade and cooling, providing a habitat for wildlife, and promoting environmental awareness, green roofs can contribute to a more sustainable future for our cities. We offer the so-called traditional green roof, which consists of three distinct layers: (1) a vegetation layer, also known as the sedum blanket, (2) a substrate layer and (3) a drainage layer. Additionally we provide Click ‘n Go trays. The trays are pre-grown and can be installed on the roof for a direct green result. On tiny roof surfaces, like those of bs and tram stop shelters, the trays are incredibly simple to install.

Sempergreen sedum roof bus stop shelter, Newport, UK


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