Green Roof Bus Shelter Demonstration Project
The objective of the Green Roof Bus Shelter Demonstration Project is to bring the concept of green roofs literally “down to street level”—to raise awareness of the benefits of green roofs, provide attractive waiting spaces for public transit riders, and improve urban environmental quality. The project proposes to install native, low-maintenance plants on top of the city’s bus shelters. The roofs of San Francisco’s 2,000 old bus shelters could provide over two acres of green space. Imagine the citywide beautification and sense of civic pride that is possible through the simple project of greening our bus shelters! The second image above shows San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom at the ribbon-cutting for a green roof bus shelter, as part of the San Francisco Academy of Sciences citywide opening ceremony’s week in 2008.