How Cool Is Bus Roots!
NYU grad student Marco Castro Cosio began Bus Roots as a way to expand greenspace in New York City.
A public transit bus has a surface of 340 square feet. 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.
The prototype has been installed and growing for five months on the New York BioBus.