Efforts to decrease pollution in Chengdu, China


Green Corridor in Chengdu, ChinaImages adapted from: China Plus News, Design you trust, and China Daily

Besides the pandemic, different countries, like Thailand, are faced with the problem of air pollution, especially industrial cities around the world. 

Growing more plants is another viable solution for this problem, so the city of Chengdu in  China started growing green ivy plants along the streets since 2013 with the aim of decreasing pollution in the area. And after a few years, it has become a stunning green corridor for its residents. 


A 28-kilometre long green corridor along Chengdu viaduct


Green Corridor in Chengdu, China
Image credit: China Daily

Chengdu Second Ring Road viaduct was built in 2013 to serve the Bus Rapid Transit which has over 300,000 commuters each day. 

Green Corridor in Chengdu, China
Image credit: China Daily

At the same time, the Boston ivy plants were planted on the structures with an aim to increase green spaces. After 7 years, the ivy is still growing strong and has since covered all the viaduct structures, creating the beautiful green corridor that’s over 28-kilometre long.

Green Corridor in Chengdu, China
Image credit: Design you trust

Green Corridor in Chengdu, China
Image credit:
China Plus News

This also helps with lowering the temperature and offering a refreshing feeling to all commuters. 

Green Corridor in Chengdu, China
Image credit: China Daily

We hope to have this green corridor on our roads in Thailand, to help with our air pollution here and so that traffic jams in the morning will be more bearable! 

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