New green wall for London
The 200 square-metre wall is made up of 15 varieties of emission-trapping plants which help reduce locally generated pollution, particularly from nearby busy roads.
It is Transport for London's (TfL's) second green wall. The first was installed last year on Marylebone Road at Edgware Road station.
Financed by the Department for Transport as part of the Mayor's Clean Air Fund, the green walls are part of a package of measures which aim to reduce particles of PM10, a pollutant coming mostly from traffic emissions.
Forming part of the underpass located on Puddle Dock, parallel to Upper Thames Street, the wall includes colourful plants in yellows, greens and blues designed to thrive in a the shaded highway location.
Green walls are just one of a variety of environmental projects now in place to help improve the Capital's air. Around 600 new trees have been planted across London, and on Lower Thames Street 50 planted towers have been installed.
Other projects to tackle air pollution in the Capital include introducing age limits for taxi and private hire vehicles, investing in cleaner buses, building more cycle lanes and tightening Low Emission Zone standards.
More walls coming soon
- TfL has provided Crossrail with funding to install green walls at Park Lane, St George Street, Hanover Square, Finsbury Circus and Farringdon Road
- More green walls are being considered at sites including Victoria and Chiswick