Cross road landscaping

Shanghai Daily - - METRO - (Xu Lingchao)

THE Pudong New Area is re­vamp­ing the landscaping at 2,953 roads junc­tions, 490 of which will un­dergo a to­tal facelift.

Ac­cord­ing the en­vi­ron­men­tal bureau of Pudong, the open spa­ces at cross roads have long been over­looked in pre­vi­ous beau­ti­fi­ca­tion ef­forts.

“We want to pro­vide a space with views for pedes­tri­ans while they are wait­ing at the traf­fic lights,” ex­plained Du Jun, deputy di­rec­tor of the district’s en­vi­ron­ment bureau.

A “pocket park” was re­cently com­pleted at the junc­tion of Yingchun and He­huan Roads. The park fea­tures trees such as maple, fox­tail and Euro­pean smoke­tree. At the junc­tions of Fushan and Qixia Roads where il­le­gal con­struc­tion and other ob­struc­tions used to block the path of pedes­tri­ans, mini gar­dens with paths have been built. Res­i­dents said the gar­dens’ plants have im­proved the en­vi­ron­ment around the neigh­bor­hood.

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