This Polish bike path charges in the sun and glows blue in the dark

This Polish bike path charges in the sun and glows blue in the dark
(Image: TPA sp. z o.o)

10 October 2016

Take a ride in the city of Pruszków, located in central Poland, where you’ll find an eerily beautiful sight — a bike path that glows an ethereal blue in the dark.

The path, created by engineering firm TPA sp. z o.o, gets its nocturnal radiance from luminophores — chemicals that take in and emit light, charging in the sun and glowing for up to ten hours in the dark. In future the company hopes to be able to use the technology to illuminate larger areas, such as highways, and anticipate installing a similar path in Warsaw soon.

While blue was chosen to match the lakes found in the Polish region of Masuria, the firm’s new projects will be able to glow an array of different colours!

Source: TechCrunch