Flowers Instead of Sidewalk Bricks? This Is How Citizens of Rotterdam Create Small Gardens along Their Houses June 30, 2021June 30, 2021 Greg Some time ago it would have been completely unacceptable, at least in western Europe. Now, local authorities encourage the citizens to remove some of the sidewalk bricks to make room for plants. Rotterdam (Holland) can easily aspire to become the green capital of Europe 1000geveltuinen/instaOf course you can’t just smash the sidewalk concrete wherever you want 1000geveltuinen/instaThe authorities request that the width of the sidewalk be not less than 180 cm and no more than 1.5 sidewalk bricks be removed off the house walls 1000geveltuinen/insta YouTube tutorial 1000geveltuinen/instaThe Youtube tutorial they have prepared guides you step by step showing how to remove the sidewalk bricks and plant the flowers (unfortunately the video is available only in Dutch) 1000geveltuinen/instaIt would be great if more cities followed the Rotterdam’s example 1000geveltuinen/instaIt looks like it’s a very good way to make our towns and cities greener and more citizen-friendly 1000geveltuinen/instaOne of the most important pluses of this solution is the fact that it generates no costs for the municipality as the citizens pay for everything themselves 1000geveltuinen/instaHopefully many cities all over the world will copy the idea. Wouldn’t it be great? 1000geveltuinen/instaWhat do you think about it? Do you think it would catch on in your country?