Cycling enthusiasts will surely love trailing along this incredibly illuminated bike lane, which unveils its mesmerizing bright blue glow at nighttime.
Biking is the most eco-friendly way of traveling. It offers countless benefits for the environment, as well as your physical and mental health.
As reported by 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."
So, if you've discovered the passion and benefits of cycling and you're planning on visiting Poland soon, make sure you rent a bike and visit The Starry Night bike in the evenings.
Located in the rural town of Olsztyn, the unique bike lane gives off a bright blue glow in the darkness. This solar-powered bike lane is self-sustaining as it's charged by the sun.
The pavement is littered with synthetic particles called "luminophores." It absorbs power from the sun, enabling it to emit light at night.
According to the TPA, a European-based construction company that designed the path, the glow can last up to 10 hours.
Igor Ruttmar, TPA President and CEO, says:
"The material we used for the track gives light for over ten hours. That means the road can radiate throughout the whole night and re-accumulate light the following day."
The main goal of the path is to ensure the safety of bikers at night. It's also cost-effective, sustainable, and highly attractive.
"We hope that the glowing bicycle path will help prevent bicycle and pedestrian accidents at night. It's a problem here in Poland. Especially in the areas farther from the cities that are darker and more invisible at night."
The path is designed with blue color to complement the surrounding landscape.
Igor said in a press statement:
"It illuminates a very bright blue, which is gorgeous against the dark forest and river at night. The glow is a very nice complement to the area's beautiful nature, lakes, small hills, and countryside."