Design blog inhabitat looks at the way that some European cities have designed their public tram lines as lush greenways, providing a variety of benefits, including reduction of the urban heat island effects, cleaner city air, permeable surfaces for stormwater filtration, and a more attractive landscape.
An article in Monocle magazine, “25 Examples of Good Urban Design,” refers to these green tramways as an “attractive combination of efficient public transport and inspired landscaping [that] should be standard as part of the urban fabric.”
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