Prague is part of a scientific experiment. The transport company tests special grass carpets Transport News Pražská Drbna
On the tram line in Bělohorská Street, the Prague transport company, together with scientists from three research organizations, is testing special low-maintenance grass carpets. Today, carpets are being laid at two points on the line in the section between the Drinopol and U Kaštanu stops. Carpets contain various mixtures of grasses, clover and herbs. Which mixture will withstand the best in normal operation, will be used in other places in Prague.
Testing of various mixtures of grasses, herbs and clovers
Today, plant carpets, which contain various mixtures of grasses and herbs in various proportions, are being laid on a 60-meter tram line in Prague’s Břevnov. “It is being tested on both the sunny and shady parts of the track. Which surface will withstand the conditions in normal operation, ten will be used in various other places throughout Prague in the coming years, “ she said for Prague Gossip Lucie Čeňková from the Research Institute of Crop Production and added that it should be in 2023.
Special carpets are sown with unique mixtures of grasses, clover and other herbs, which should better withstand the demanding conditions of city traffic. They clearly come from domestic sources and, thanks to their origin from extreme habitats, they should better tolerate temperature stress, drought and salinity. “Carpets should be completely maintenance-free, for example, they should not be mowed at all.” added Čeňková.
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Carpets should be completely maintenance free
Scientists from the Research Institute of Plant Production from Prague-Ruzyně, from OSEVA Development and Research from Rožnov-Zubří, from Agricultural Research from Troubsko, as well as workers from Seed Service from Vysoké Mýto and Prague transport company.
The project is financially supported by the Technology Agencies of the Czech Republic and the Ministry of the Environment within the Environment for Life Program.