Every City Should Have A Glow-In-The-Dark Bicycle Path
Every city in the world should have a bicycle path! That’s a fact! If the bicycle path happens to be a glow-in-the-dark one, even better because everybody will embrace the idea, not to mention the big plus it will bring to the city’s aesthetics.
Cycling is by far the best way to get around the city in an eco-friendly manner. If you still don’t care that much about our environment and believe that climate change and global warming are just an invention, be sure to check out Leonardo DiCaprio’s ‘Before The Flood’ documentary and get back to us.
In northern Poland, Lidzbark Warmiński, a small town of just 16,300 people, a brand new glow-in-the-dark bicycle path is making worldwide headlines. The bike lane is solar-powered and emits a warm blue light at night to help guide cyclists on their way.
The bike path has been covered with a synthetic material that produces a visible light for up to 9-10 hours after it has been charged with solar energy during the day. this means that cyclists can pedal all night long during the summer on a glow-in-the-dark bicycle path.
The bike lane was created by TPA Instytut Badań Technicznych, after getting their inspiration from Studio Roosegaarde’s Starry Night bike lane in The Netherlands. The big difference between these bicycle paths is that Poland built one which is completely reliant on clean environmental-friendly energy, as opposed to the LED path created by the Dutch.
We’ve seen how easy, cheap and efficient installing bike lanes all around a city can be, so why not try making all these lanes to glow in the dark? Nobody will complain, and everybody will love this new initiative!