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Telos
04-11-2012, 08:00 PM
Itís an effort that rose out of New York City designer Marco Antonio Castro Cosioís graduate thesis at the NYU. The project aims to reclaim the forgotten space on the tops of city buses, while enhancing the quality of urban life by proliferating green spaces on these unused bus roofs. A prototype of the rolling gardens has been installed on the roof of the BioBus, a mobile science laboratory and the first bus with an extensive green roof system.
http://www.urbangardensweb.com/2011/02/01/gardens-on-top-of-city-busses/


hmmm...free range chickens next???

Bill Cosby
04-11-2012, 11:22 PM
http://www.urbangardensweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/rooftopbus-bus-roots.jpg

I wonder if the weight of the soil effects the poor gas mileage??

JDubya
04-11-2012, 11:25 PM
http://www.urbangardensweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/rooftopbus-bus-roots.jpg

I wonder if the weight of the soil effects the poor gas mileage??

I think they might possibly use something else that's lighter.

Bill Cosby
04-11-2012, 11:46 PM
I think they might possibly use something else that's lighter.


In some of the other picts it looks like they are using something different....... But it must have some weight &/or fibrous material to keep it there..... As the bus moving will enhance any wind issues naturally occurring...

Even @ 30 miles an hour=a very strong force on the plants/soil.....

They seem like mostly drought averse succulents which would be helpful...

myfranz
04-11-2012, 11:50 PM
http://www.urbangardensweb.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/rooftopbus-bus-roots.jpg

I wonder if the weight of the soil effects the poor gas mileage??

NO GAS. NYC Transit uses electric powered buses, and has since 2008 I believe. Noise free, emission free! And only $2.25 a ride, and even less if you have an unlimited ride card! The ride is even more fun if you get a cranky bus driver, and you keep ringing the stop signal- he'll really get pissed.

I can't wait to see them, flowers make everyone happy - well, unless your allergic!:lmao2: I'm proud to be born here! It's the town that's so nice, they named it twice!:hi:

Bill Cosby
04-12-2012, 12:25 AM
I lived in Manhattan & Queens for a few years........

JDubya
04-12-2012, 12:50 AM
In some of the other picts it looks like they are using something different....... But it must have some weight &/or fibrous material to keep it there..... As the bus moving will enhance any wind issues naturally occurring...

Even @ 30 miles an hour=a very strong force on the plants/soil.....

They seem like mostly drought averse succulents which would be helpful...

They've been doing "green roofs" on houses for some thime now.

I believe there's some kind of special process & materials used.

myfranz
04-12-2012, 12:59 AM
I lived in Manhattan & Queens for a few years........

Too bad I didn't know you then!:hi: