Poland Unveils Glowing Blue Bicycle Path That Is Charged By The Sun

If you want to contribute to a clean environment, cycling is one of the best ways to commute and thanks to this solar-powered bike path, it’s even more so.

The luminous cycling strip, which can be found near Lidzbark Warminski in Northern Poland, glows bright blue in the dark thanks to luminophores, a synthetic material that can light up for ten hours once it’s charged by the sun during the day. The concept, created by TPA Instytut Badań Technicznych was inspired by Studio Roosegaarde’s Starry Night bike lane, but the technology behind it is actually quite different. The Dutch version uses LEDs, whereas this one is completely dependent upon solar power. It’s currently in the testing phase, but let’s hope we’ll see this bright idea implemented in other countries in the very near future as well.