Glowing Paths

Bicycles are a great way to get around! They're cheap to use and they don't pollute our environment. But sometimes it can be dangerous to ride a bike at night because it's harder for cars to see them in the dark. In Poland, the town of Lidzbark Warminski has a lot of residents that bike to work and school, so they came up with a fun and eco friendly way to keep them safe!

The town built new paths that glow in the dark, lighting the way home for bikers riding at night. The bike paths are solar powered and charge during the day, then glow for 10 hours after the sun goes down! The material they used can glow a number of different colors, but the town chose blue to match the landscape in the area. These new bike paths were inspired by Daan Roosegaarde, an artist in Amsterdam that designed a glow-in-the-dark path based on the painting "Starry Night" by Vincent van Gogh. You can see it in the video below!

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