Auckland's Climate Action Plan

Green Bus Stops

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Nitin Prasad
Nitin Prasad | 8 months ago | in Open Ideas

Imagine bus stops all around NZ having low maintenance vertical gardens installed which would make the area green and improve air quality. Imagine if you could adopt one - Jamie's bus stop or Jane's stop which could be customised, greened up and all!

How?
It could be that companies, shops and maybe even individuals adopt bus shelters who look after these vertical gardens. Imagine if you could adopt one - Jamie's bus stop or Jane's stop which could be customised, greened up and all!
Maybe they get to name the bus shelter and there could be some incentive for them too.

Benefit?
Bus shelters would become safer, greener and we could all learn a little bit about these vertical gardens and plants at the same time. 

It could bring the community together too and hopefully there would be less vandalism too if shelters looked beautiful, green and clean :).

#Adopabusshelter :) - Could it be possible?

Cost vs Benefit?
1. If companies and businesses adopted a bus shelter, I'm sure there would be enough benefit from the small cost of some plants and maintenance. The brand presence for green companies especially should be prioritised over other companies E.g. Ecostore etc

2. If individuals got to own/adopt bus shelters, could the funding come from body corp rates for flats that want to adopt them? Or would you pay $20 less in your rates to adopt a bus shelter?

I'm sure there's a way. Thoughts?


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edited on 2nd August 2018, 08:08 by Nitin Prasad

Nitin Prasad 8 months ago

Cost vs Benefit?
1. If companies and businesses adopted a bus shelter, I'm sure there would be enough benefit from the small cost of some plants and maintenance. The brand presence for green companies especially should be prioritised over other companies E.g. Ecostore etc

2. If individuals got to own/adopt bus shelters, could the funding come from body corp rates for flats that want to adopt them? Or would you pay $20 less in your rates to adopt a bus shelter?

I'm sure there's a way. Thoughts?

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Climate Primate 1 month ago

I guess Auckland Transport would be the owners of the bus shelters, so your idea of adoption in a commercial sense is great. AT would remain the owner, and another party would take some rights in the space, and that could entail agreeing to maintain the plants.

I guess it is just a form of sponsorship or signage buying so it should boil down to getting the product right and targeting the right advertisers. E.g. Tesla haha

Of course a simple sponsorship model would limit the social buy-in, so you are right to suggest there is something more of a social enterprise element here.

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Climate Primate 1 month ago

Very cool (literally a potential a cooling function), attractive, unique, and eye-catching. Could come with an innovative rain water-catching system from the roof to ensure the plants are sustained and sustainable, by collecting in our rapid down pours and releasing into the hydration system (soil or hydroponic?) at a measured even rate. Love this idea for urban design generally :)

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