Riding a bicycle is one of the most eco-friendly methods of travelling and it is also a great way to exercise your body, release mental stress, and help the environment.
According to the Better Health Channel,
“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.”
This solar-powered luminous bike lane glows in the dark, and is completely self-sustaining, as it’s charged by the sun. It is illuminated by phosphor, a synthetic material which lights up after it’s been charged by the sun.
The lane can be found near Lidzbark Warminski in the north of Poland and it was inspired by Studio Roosegaarde and created by TPA Instytut Badań Technicznych Sp. z o.o.
According to Igor Ruttmar, president of TPA Sp. z o.o,
“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 main goal of this path is to ensure the safety of bikers at night. But it is also cost-effective, sustainable, and highly attractive, and its designers used blue material of the lane to best fit in with the surrounding landscape.
The path is still in the testing phase at the moment, but let’s hope that this illuminating idea will be implemented in other countries in the very near future.
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