The Glowing Bike Lane

Glowing Bike Lane 1An amazing and revolutionary glowing cycling strip has been recently unveiled near the the town of Lidzbark Warminski, in the Mazury region of Poland.

Developed by the TPA Instytut Badań Technicznych Sp. z o.o. it’s made of a special synthetic material that’s charged by the sun and that can then glow in the dark for up to ten hours.
This project is inspired by a similar cycling lane called Starry Night and developed by Studio Roosegaarde in the Netherlands, although it differentiates from it as it is completely dependent upon solar power, whereas the Dutch project uses LED lights.

Is this going to be a new trend in bike lanes? They are amazing to see, that’s for sure, but since they cost more than traditional bike lanes, tests are being undertaken in order to understand whether this solution improves the safety of cyclists and to calculate how long the glowing particles will last before they start to wear out.



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Sources:
Bored Panda
Inhabitat
Pictures:
TPA Instytut Badań Technicznych Sp. z o.o.

 

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