Inspired by Studio Roosegaarde’s Van Gogh Path, Poland has built a 100-meter long shining bike path in the City of Pruscow. The pathway contains phosphorus synthetic substances that allows it to harvest sunlight in the morning, which it then uses to self-illuminate at night.
The project was implemented by Polish construction company TPA Instytut Badan Technicznych, a subsidiary of one of Europe’s largest construction groups Strabag SE. The pathway is still in the testing phase.
“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,” Chairman of TPA Igor Ruttmar told Polish publication Wyborcza.
The bike lane will help promote bike safety with its luminophores, phosphorus materials that can produce a number of different colors. In this case, the color blue was chosen to match the surrounding area.