Why not turn discarded plastic bottles into mini-planters — and get a bunch of bicyclists to strategically place them on bike posts on streets that lack vegetation?
A group in Toronto did:
My Street Has No Trees (MSHNT) is a public and participatory installation that utilizes the vestigial design of Toronto’s Ring-and-Post bike lock-up spots as armatures for micro-gardens. The intent of the project is to raise awareness about the imbalance between the hardscapes and softscapes of our streets, to encourage people to think critically about the transformative possibilities of our everyday environments, and to increase the beauty and joy of our neighbourhoods.
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This is such a fantastic idea! It reminds me of the urban enhancement project in Paris where small potted plants were placed on streets’ traffic-control bollards (previous post about it here).