Cycling – a passion that most of us have loved as kids, and if time permits we don’t mind taking out our cycle’s one again. All of us loved to stare at the galaxy – the starry glittery stretch; imagine if we get one to ride on! Well, thanks to the TPA Instytut Badań Technicznych Sp. z o.o., we now have one in Poland. The glowing and shimmering blue cycling path is located in the north of Poland, near Lidzbark Warminski.
Made out of a synthetic material, blue luminophores, this path gets charged up using the sun throughout the day and then it can give out light for around ten hours. Imagine the glee on the cyclist’s face while riding through a star-studded path!
Though the idea was inspired and motivated by Studio Roosegaarde’s Starry Night Bike Lane in the Netherlands, the technology used here is different. The starry night bike line used LEDs whereas here it is entirely dependent on the solar power. Still, in its testing phase, let’s hope that this brilliant idea in implemented and executed in other countries too!
Cycling is one of the most environmentally friendly ways to travel, and all thanks to this solar-powered bike lane that glows in the dark, it just got more interesting.