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Poland’s new cycling lane glows blue at night
A new cycling lane glows blue at night in the town of Lidzbark Warminski. It is meant to improve the safety of cyclists and is simply… breathtaking.
A luminous cycling strip has recently been unveiled in Poland: created in the town of Lidzbark Warminski, the cycling lane glows blue at night, a feast for the eyes.
Features of the bike path
The lane is divided into two sections – one for cyclists, one for pedestrians – so that everybody can enjoy such an original sight. The glow-in-the-night path is to become a tourist attraction and will promote the use of bikes in Poland.
The bike path is made from a synthetic material that absorbs the sunlight during the day and gives it out for up to ten hours during the night, under the form of bright blue light. The light increases visibility making bikers feel safer and is a gorgeous and exciting feature for those who ride their bike or walk along the lane. The fluorescent particles can radiate different colours but the town chose blue to match the surrounding landscape. And the final result is undoubtedly impressive.
This luminous cycle lane for bikers and pedestrians recalls the “Van Gogh path” created in the Netherlands, which glows green at night. The engineers who invented it, indeed, said that they took inspiration exactly from the Dutch track to make it more attractive and to create a warmer atmosphere.
Poland is distinguishing itself for its eco-friendly infrastructure solutions, also for its favourable economic conditions that make it dream of ambitious projects such as the one of the glow-in-the-dark cycling lane.
Polish cities surprisingly were in the top half of the table in the last editions of the European cycling challenge and through highs and lows they’re becoming even more bike-friendly.
In addition, 17 Polish cities head the European Cycling Challenge charts.
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