Watch where you’re glowing: Artist creates world’s first solar powered cycle path
We all know that cycling in the dark is no easy task but an artist may have made it that bit safer after creating the world’s first solar powered cycle path.
Scattered with thousands of twinkling green stones, the impressive pathway allows would be cyclists to see where they are going no matter how little light there might be.
Created by glow-in-the-dark guru, Daan Roosegaarde, the magical effect is created by combining paint with a photo-luminising powder that charges during the day to then later illuminate the route for up eight hours at night.
The pioneering technology was recently used on a Dutch highway using straight, glowing lines to light the way for drivers.
Inspired by Vincent Van Gogh’s masterpiece, The Starry Night, the hypnotic walkway resembles the swirling sky from the world famous painting.
Pictured snaking its way for around a mile through a small part of Nuenen, Netherlands, about 60 miles from Amsterdam, the path marks the start of the Van Gogh 2015 International Theme Year.
Daan said: “I wanted to create a place that people will experience in a special way, the technical combined with experience, that’s what techno-poetry means to me.”