Cycling is without any doubt the most eco-friendly way of traveling nowadays. Almost all the big cities are looking for the ways to reduce pollution and increase the friendly environment. So far Poland seems to be on a pretty good track by installing a new glowing in dark bicycle lane, which is powered totally by the sun and is opened next to Lidsbark Warminski in the north of the country.
TPA sp.z.oo is the company who invented this technology by using synthetic particles called “luminophores”, which are charged from the sunlight during the day and once the sun goes down the whole road lights up with a bright blue light.
The project was inspired by Dutch designer Daan Roosegaarde’s “Starry night” cycle path, which was presented last year in Brabant, the home county of Van Gogh. But Polish technology is a little bit different: Dutch designers used LED lights, while Polish technology totally depends on the solar power and can provide the blue light for ten hours.
So far the cycle lane is in the testing mode, however the company hopes this technology could be taken on the larger scale. The whole concept is rather attractive for local authorities, as it is environmentally friendly and also money-saving. And the citizens can finally enjoy the night time bicycle ride along a glowing path.