Bee-friendly Bus Shelters Coming to Derby

Starting spring 2022, around half of Derby’s 90 new shelters will be fitted with living roofs designed to enhance biodiversity, at no cost to taxpayers or the Council.

Each one will be planted with a mix of native wildflowers and sedum plants. The living roofs will also absorb rainwater falling on the roof and help overcome the ‘urban heat island effect’.

The rest, where possible, will be fitted with solar panels to power low-energy smart lighting.

Once complete, Derby will be home to the UK’s largest city network of living roof shelters.