Public Bus Doubles as Mobile Green Roof

Public Bus Doubles as Mobile Green Roof

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photo from Busroots - by Marco Castro CosioGardens that grow on top of city buses? That’s right.

Bus Roots started as the twinkle in the eye of NYU graduate student Marco Castro Cosio, as a way to “reclaim forgotten space, increase quality of life and grow the amount of green spaces” in New York City.

Casio calculates that a public transit bus has a surface of 340 square feet, and the MTA fleet has around 4,500 buses. If we grew a garden on the roof of every one of the 4,500 buses in the MTA bus fleet, we would have 35 acres of new rolling green space in the city. The equivalent to Four Bryant Parks.

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