The goal that the city government wanted to achieve on the seven-meter-wide, frequented and dazzled footbridge almost all day in the summer is also expressed in the very name of the project: Cities resistant to the effects of climate change - Greening and shading of the footbridge on Starohájska Street. The large area of greenery that will gradually increase on and near the footbridge will not only have an aesthetic, but also a significant climatic effect. In December 2019, the city planted climbing plants under the new constructions, the task of which was to grow quickly and create shade in the summer and protection from the wind in the winter. They manage this mission excellently, in two years they have already reached from the ground to the footbridge. When the creepers cover the entire structure, they create 1,600 m2 of vertical greenery, which can reduce the air temperature by up to five degrees Celsius, dampen noise and capture dust microparticles. There are nine trees, almost 200 shrubs, 1,819 ornamental grasses, 1,483 perennials, 63 climbing plants and 850 bulbs on the footbridge. This is also how we mitigate the effects of climate change in the city.
ESIF 417 583 EUR
The project is a good example of a climate adaptation measure in a place where there are vulnerable groups, near the hospital. It could serve as an example of a cheap, quick and effective measure. The large area of greenery that will gradually increase on and near the footbridge will not only have an aesthetic, but also a significant climatic effect.
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