A 200m2 green wall was this week unveiled at Edgware Road Tube station in central London.
The wall has taken a month to install and has 15 plant varieties crafted into a multi-coloured, patterned design. lt is part of London mayor Boris Johnson’s plan to create cleaner air at places in the capital where pollution is at its worst.
The initiatives are part of the London Clean Air Fund financed by the Department for Transport. The Clean Air Fund measures have been designed to reduce levels of PM10 (a pollutant coming mostly from traffic emissions) by between 10% and 20% where applied.
“Delivering cleaner air for London is a top priority for me and this ingenious green wall traps harmful pollution on one of our busiest roads, helping to cleanse the air at this popular spot as well as helping to soften and beautify the local environment,” said Johnson.