"Cycle Lane of the Future"
INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY
glow-in-the-dark solar-powered cycle lane: cycling has become a hugely popular activity in poland, thanks to the country’s recent investments in biking infrastructure. now, a recently unveiled bike path in the north of poland–near lidzbark warminski in the mazury region–that can light up at night and glow a luminous blue hue, is enhancing cyclists’ safety; comfort; and sustainability to the activity. installed by polish construction company,TPA sp. z. o. o. and influenced by the similar dan roosegaarde solar powered ‘van gogh’ bike path in the netherlands, poland’s new bike path offers a completely solar-powered solution.
the glow-in-the-dark solar-powered cycle lane emits a bright blue shimmer that illuminates the pathway as the sun goes down, the route is an eye-catching and functional addition to the regions’ streets. for many polish cyclists, bicycles are a primary form of transportation. this suggests that biking infrastructure needs to consider nighttime riders and aid in curbing pedestrian–cyclist accidents that are have a higher likelihood to occur during these hours. however, as the financial and environmental costs involved in providing overhead lighting for bike paths in cities are so high, sustainable solutions like TPA’s innovative path are crucial. Read full Article via designboom.com
glow-in-the-dark solar-powered #cycle lane emits a blue shimmer, illuminating the pathway as the sun goes down https://t.co/iJUPzJSIXL pic.twitter.com/XYXVmtSpsf— designboom (@designboom) October 24, 2016
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