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Poland tests solar-powered glow-in-the-dark path for people who love cycling

Poland is giving its people an amazing reason to start cycling!

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 7, 2016 9:55 am
poland glow in dark cycle path, glow in dark cycle paths, netherland starry night bike pat, glow in dark solar cycle path, poland solar cycle path, indian express, indian express news People in Poland have taken a sudden liking to cycling. Here’s why! (Source: Gazeta Olsztynska/YouTube)

Poland has given an absolutely beautiful reason for its people to love cycling more and embrace a healthier lifestyle. The country now is home to a glow-in-the-dark cycle path near Lidzbark Warminski. Created by TPA Instytut Badan Technicznych Sp. z o.o., the luminous strip is made from a synthetic material. The best part, however, is the path does not require any electricity or batteries to charge it. Rather, it emits light for over ten hours at a time after getting charged by the light of the sun during the day.

Apparently, the idea behind this luminous cycle path has been inspired by Studio Roosegaarde’s Starry Night bike lane in Netherlands. The importance difference between the two however, is that while the one in Poland charges itself using the abundantly available solar energy, the Van Gogh’s Starry Night bike path is dependent on LEDs.

(Source: CNET/YouTube) Van Gogh’s Starry Night as a bike path in the Netherlands. (Source: CNET/YouTube)

While the Polish cycle path is still in its testing phase, the news is sending ripples throughout the world, owing to the sheer brilliance of the concept. It is not just using a readily available energy innovatively, it is also giving a reason to embrace the healthy habit of cycling.

Also read: Pedalling towards a healthy you: How cycling can keep you fit

A video shows the makers of the path talking about the effort that went into its making and how beautiful the glow-in-the-dark cycle path looks in the night, all thanks to some brilliant creativity and the ever-so-kind sun!

Watch the video here.

Want to see how the Netherlands’ Starry Night bike track looks like? A video shows how absolutely stunning it looks.

Watch the video here.

Do you think India should experiment with this innovative idea as well? Tell us in the comments section below.