Poland has created a glow in the dark bicycle lane that is charged by solar energy
Could you imagine what it would feel like riding your bicycle over a blue bioluminescent river in the dark? If just visualizing such a concept is enough to induce a sense of exhilaration then that’s exactly what cyclists in Poland are experiencing right now as we speak.
Not many know that Poland last year unveiled a remarkable invention and added it to its thoroughfare. The glow in the dark bike lane is a marvel of technology and is exclusive for cyclists. The technology was fitted in the town of Lidzbark Warminski where many feel it is worth owning a cycle for that magical ride.
1 Biking to become a trendy mode of transport in Poland
Cycling as we all know is the most eco-friendly mode of travel. Now Thanks to the solar powered bike lane, Biking will get even trendier and attract commuters to start riding cycles on the glow in the dark bike lane.
2 Constructed from geotechnical engineering
The solar charged blue luminescent strip was fitted in the town of Lidzbark Warminski by a materials technology competence center named TPA Instytut Badan Technicznych. It engages in geotechnical engineering where the cost of the road 6 feet wide and 330 feet long was pegged at $31,000.
3 Uses renewable solar energy for powering up
The materials used for the glowing strip are called phosphors and is easy on the eyes as well as cyclists joints and nose. It was created to raise the safety factor for cyclists in the dark. The material produces light for more than 10 hours at a stretch and then rejuvenates the next day collecting solar energy for resuming its effect at night.
The inventors chose blue to match with the landscape of the town which is situated near a blue lake.
4 Inspired by Netherlands starry night bike lane as tribute to Van Gogh
The concept was inspired by Studio Roosegaarde’s starry night bike lane in the Netherlands but where the Dutch use L.E.Ds, the polish glow in the dark bike lane uses renewable solar energy. Hopefully this fantastic idea will encourage more countries to follow likewise for the sake of preserving energy.