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Poland Has An Eco-Friendly, Solar-Powered Bicycle Lane That Glows In The Dark

Cycling just got more interesting.

  • Poland unveiled a gorgeous, glowing bike path near Lidzbark Warminski in the Mazury region.
  • While the “Starry Night” bike path in the Netherlands inspired this concept, the technology utilized in the Polish bike lane is quite different.
  • The solar-powered bike lane glows in the dark, and is entirely self-sustaining, as it is charged by the sun.

Poland is definitely on the right track when it comes to eco-friendly infrastructure solutions. Citizens were in for a surprise when they received a unique present from the local authorities back in 2016.

The European country is highly-praised to be one of the most cyclist-friendly countries in the world. And now, it is giving people more reason to enjoy riding their bike when it introduced a sun-powered bicycle path that glows in the dark.

The luminous blue cycling strip was created by TPA Instytut Badań Technicznych Sp. z o.o. It can be found near Lidzbark Warminski in the north of Poland.

Igor Ruttmar, President of TPA Sp. z o.o., said:

“The material we used for the track gives light for over ten hours. That means the road can radiate throughout the whole night and reaccumulate light the following day.”

While the luminophores can emit a variety of colors, the engineers picked up a blue color for the path, as they thought it would best fit in with the surrounding landscape.

If the concept seems familiar, it was actually inspired by Studio Roosegaarde’s “Starry Night” bike lane in the Netherlands. However, the technology is different as the Dutch version uses LEDs, and this one is entirely dependent upon solar power.

The main goal of this path is to make sure the biker will enjoy their ride safely at night. As expected, the bicycle patch has become a tourist attraction not only because of the interesting ghostly blue that it emits in dark but because of the safe bike journey as well.

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