Bicycle enthusiasts will love this glow in the dark bicycle trail which glistens in a mesmeric blue color at night. This unique bicycle path is in the rural town of Lidzbark Warminski. Charged by solar power throughout the day, the bicycle path is a new addition to an existing a larger recreation path that leads up to Wielochowskie Lake. This trail which looks like a path from a fairy tale is built by the European engineering company TPA sp. z o.o, whose goal is to help prevent bicycle and pedestrian accidents.
The path contains synthetic particles called luminophores which absorb energy from the sun and then release that energy at night by emitting light for up to 10 hours.
TPA’s President Igor Ruttmar explains;
“The material we used for the track gives light for over ten hours. That means the road can radiate throughout the whole night and re-accumulate light the following day.”
Apart from being incredibly beautiful, the path also serves a larger purpose of keeping bicyclists and pedestrians safe at night. Since it is charging solely on solar power, the path is highly eco-friendly.
“We hope that the glowing bicycle path will help prevent bicycle and pedestrian accidents at night,” Igor explains. “It’s a problem here in Poland, especially in the areas farther from the cities that are darker and more invisible in the night.”
Journalist source: Ran. (2019, OCTOBER 12). The info.me . Retrieved from https://theinfo.me/poland-has-glow-in-the-dark-bicycle-path-that-is-charged-by-the-sun/?fbclid=IwAR3AlKxIvqcpeokRdZTdZfAH5QkrLiWjNi4D1PJUI4wbeRWm_-xU265QGBE