Poland Unveils Glow-in-the-Dark Bicycle Path that Is Charged by the Sun

A regular physical activity is a pillar of good health and optimal well-being. Many people opt for cycling and use it as means of transportation thus protecting the environment and keeping their physical and mental health in good shape.

Here it is what Better Health Channel says about cycling:

Regular physical activity can help protect you from serious diseases such as obesity, heart disease, cancer, mental illness, diabetes, and arthritis. Riding your bicycle regularly is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of health problems associated with a sedentary lifestyle.

Cycling is a healthy, low-impact exercise that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, from young children to older adults. It is also fun, cheap and good for the environment.

Riding to work or the shops is one of the most time-efficient ways to combine regular exercise with your everyday routine. An estimated one billion people ride bicycles every day – for transport, recreation, and sport.”

You must admit that sometimes night cycling can be rather difficult, but a European country like Poland has created a solar-powered bike lane that glows in the dark allowing you to freely enjoy cycling during nighttime. So, if you have travelling plans for visiting Poland take your bike with you and enjoy The Starry Night bike. This one of kind bike lane is illuminated by phosphor, a synthetic material which lights up after being charged by the sun. The lane is cost-effective, and

completely self-sustaining as the sun is the only power supply.

The inspiration for this bike lane came from the Studio Roosegaarde and it was created by TPA Instytut Badań Technicznych Sp. z o.o.

Igor Ruttmar, president of TPA Sp. z o.o., stated the following:

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 lane is still working project as its duration is still not determined. Nonetheless, the main goal of its creation is to ensure safety of bikers at night. In addition to this, it is adorable and the designers used blue material for the lane so that it fits nicely with the surroundings.

If you are in Poland the glowing bike lane is located near Lidzbark Warminski, so make sure to visit it.