Functional and aesthetic
Functional and aesthetic
Bus stop lights are being replaced - a total of 12 new lights. The largest number, four, have already been erected on Gorzycka Street and three on Radłowska Street. The remaining ones were installed on the following streets: Grunwaldzka, Poznańska, Klasztorna, Strzelecka and Odolanowska. The shelters are not only functional, but also aesthetic, which is why they have a unified architecture and color scheme. Yellow stripes on the side wall are an information element for visually impaired people.
This is not the end of dismantling old and building new shelters in the city. This year, there will be four "green" stops in Ostrów Wielkopolski. The eco-shed will be located on Gimnazjalna, Limanowskiego, Śmigielski and Wojska Polskiego streets. Low vegetation will appear on the roof, back and one of the side walls. It will be year-round. Among other things, ivy will be planted. Each such stop will have a rainwater drainage system. There will also be wooden benches.
- There are many advantages of creating green stops. First of all, they add aesthetic value to urban space, they produce oxygen, and what is equally important - on hot days, the temperature under the roof of such a shelter is lowered by several degrees, and the dustiness of the air around such a shelter is reduced. I am very happy that such stops will appear in our city, it is a continuation of our green-blue revolution in Ostrów Wielkopolski - emphasizes Beata Klimek, president of Ostrów Wielkopolski.
The replacement of the shelters is the result of a task carried out in the city entitled: Development of low-emission public transport - construction and modernization of transport infrastructure. This task, in turn, is covered by the project "E-Ostrów 2050 - Ecological, Energy, Economic City" co-financed by the EEA Financial Mechanism 2014-2021 and the state budget from the Local Development program. And thanks to this funding, it was possible to purchase 12 bus shelters and four "green" ones in Ostrów Wielkopolski. In total, this task cost over PLN 460,000. In both cases, the co-financing amounted to 85% from EEA funds and 15% from the state budget, respectively.
The cost of purchasing 12 bus shelters amounted to over PLN 224,000. EEA funding amounted to almost PLN 191,000. PLN, another 34 thousand PLN comes from the state budget.
The cost of purchasing four "green" stops is PLN 244,000. zlotys. EEA funding amounted to over PLN 207,000. PLN, the city received over PLN 36,000 from the state budget. zlotys.