Poland Unveils Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle Path That Is Charged By The Sun
1 week ago by James Gould-Bourn
Cycling is one of the most eco-friendly ways to travel, and thanks to this solar-powered bike lane that glows in the dark, it just got even moreso.
The luminous blue cycling strip, which can be found near Lidzbark Warminski in the north of Poland, was created by TPA Instytut Badań Technicznych Sp. z o.o. It’s made from a synthetic material that can give out light for up to ten hours at a time once charged by the sun throughout the day. Although the concept was inspired by Studio Roosegaarde’s Starry Night bike lane in the Netherlands, the technology is quite different as the Dutch version uses LEDs whereas this one is entirely dependent upon solar power. It’s still in the testing phase at the moment, but let’s hope that this bright idea will be implemented in other countries in the very near future. (h/t: inhabitat)
This is really interesting. The implications are massive.
Roads could be lined by it and maybe save painting roads! Or even encourage them to repaint them!
Also link here : http://www.boredpanda.com/van-gogh-star ... osegaarde/
Solar-Powered Glowing Bicycle Path In Netherlands Inspired By Van Gogh’s Starry Night
1 year ago by Dovas
Dutch artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde has created a beautiful and innovative glowing bike path that, when illuminated at night by glowing pebbles and LEDs, looks like Van Gogh’s famous Starry Night painting.
The kilometer-long bike path, which was created using both glow-in-the-dark technology and solar-powered LEDs, is located in Brabant, the Dutch county where Van Gogh was born and raised. The swirling, glowing forms on the path’s surface will help bicyclists stay on track when they ride at night.
We’ve seen similar glowing paths
before in the U.K. We can only hope that more artists and innovators join forces to create such beautiful and environmentally friendly paths!
More info: studioroosegaarde.net | Facebook | heijmans.nl (h/t: colossal, dezeen)