Spoorweghaven Leiden

A threatened strip of urban green

An abandoned strip along the railroad in the centre of Leiden was adopted by the local neighbourhood and, over 30 years, grew into a bit of wild urban nature. Then, the municipality planned to sacrifice it for a bicycle path. The local community joined forces with Taxon Foundation and began a year-long biodiversity inventory. Even before th work was done, the municipality yielded and slashed the plans, saving the area for posterity.

Dutch TV program Vroege Vogels