Sometimes the best ideas in life are the simplest.
But because they’re so ‘simple’ people often forget about them or dispute them for being so simple that they couldn’t possibly work.
Cycling is a great way to travel.
It’s cheap, eco-friendly and great for your health. Many people who live in the city choose cycling as their preferred way of traveling as having a car isn’t cost effective and the traffic is a total nightmare!
The only problem with cycling is that it can often be dangerous, and if you aren’t careful, you could end up getting knocked off your bike!
Cab drivers are often so busy bustling their way through the lights and commuters are rushing to get to work, they can often overlook cyclists, which causes serious accidents.
However, thanks to this solar-powered bike lane that glows in the dark, cycling just got a whole lot safer.
Inventors in Poland have created something that will make everyone want to grab hold of the handlebars and go for a ride.
The luminous blue cycling strip, which can be found near Lidzbark Warminski in the north of Poland, was created by TPA Instytut Badań Technicznych Sp. z o.o.
It’s made from a synthetic material that can give out light for up to ten hours at a time once charged by the sun throughout the day. How cool is that?!
Although the concept was inspired by Studio Roosegaarde’s Starry Night bike lane in the Netherlands, the technology is quite different as the Dutch version uses LEDs whereas this one is entirely dependent upon solar power.
Roosegaarde orignially created a beautiful and innovative glowing bike path that when lit up at night by glowing pebbles and LEDs looks just like Van Gogh’s famous Starry Night painting. INCREDIBLE!
So whilst this was a great start, the new Polish design is a step above.
Look how bright blue the LED’s are – you would never miss a cyclist riding on this path, would you?
It’s still in the testing phase at the moment, but let’s hope that this bright idea will be implemented in other countries in the very near future and allow more people to safely cycle!
Do you think this is something we should start implementing in our own town?
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