Image at the midnight, you are riding in the Milky Way, with your mind free of worries, enjoying the breeze gently singing at your ear. Well, you might have that thousands of times in your dream, but now you may experience this fun in Northern Poland.
In Lidzbark Warminski, a small town in Northern Poland, a brand new sun-powered bicycle path glows bright blue all night long showing cycling enthusiasts their way of such fun.
The unique 100-meter glowing cycling path is built with luminophores which lights up when charged with sunlight. According to the construction company of this project TPA:
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
The new material could emit light in few colors, but most part of the road choose blue because it works better with surrounds. The blue color also brings feeling of comfort and works as eye-catching path for cyclists. With the starry cycling path, cyclists could enjoy free ride without failing to find stay in trail.
TPA was inspired to create this beautiful glow-in-the-dark cycling lane by the Starry Night bike path built by artist Daan Roosegaarde in the Dutch town of Nuenen, about 100 km south of Amsterdam. But while Starry Night used LEDs powered by solar panels, Polish researchers took the idea one step further by cutting out the middleman. Their bike lane is entirely self-sufficient, which means it is directly charged by sunlight.
The blue-glowing bike lane of Lidzbark Warminski is still in a testing phase, as it is not known how long it will take for its luminescent properties to wear out, but it seems like a brilliant way of improving the safety of people biking at night. Plus it’s nice to look at.
Though riding at such wonderful path could be a really dreamy experience, the 100-meter glowing path would lead you to full darkness within few minutes. Don’t forget to bring out your bike light and other safety gears while exploring this starry path.