A set of environmentally friendly bus shelters are set to be installed along main public transport routes in Swansea later this month.
The 10 new ‘green roof’ bus shelters, will be located along Mumbles Road, Oystermouth Road, Quay Parade, Walter Road and St Helen’s Road and will feature natural plants on top, which can help filter out dust particles and contribute to better air quality.
The green shelter plans are part of Swansea Council’s ongoing upgrade of bus shelters across Swansea.
More than 100 ageing bus shelters across the city have been replaced after the council agreed a new contract with Bus Shelters Ltd.
Andrew Stevens, Cabinet Member for Environment & Infrastructure, said: “Most of our bus shelters in the city were more than 30 years old and were in need of replacing.
“We’ve now replaced around 100 bus shelters with more modern ones which will last for many more years to come.
“We’ve also decided to introduce a number of environmentally friendly bus shelters along some of our busy bus routes in the city. The green roof design will contribute to the council’s wider work to improve air quality.”
As part of the council’s efforts to boost roadside infrastructure for public transport, it has committed a further £100k to provide even more bus stops boost public transport use.
The latest plans also follow on from the recent reintroduction of the free bus offer which the Council has been running throughout school holidays. Families can catch a bus in Swansea and travel for free up until 7pm from Friday – Monday throughout the summer holidays.
Cllr Stevens added: “I’m confident that our investment in public transport infrastructure, along with the provision of the free bus scheme will help encourage families to use buses to get around and have a great summer.”
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