Saturday, November 15, 2014

Glowing Bike Path

Glowing Bike Path is Inspired by Van Gogh


 

 In The Netherlands, solar-powered paths seems to be all the rage. There’s SolaRoad, which we blogged about yesterday. And now today, we bring you the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde bicycle path, which opened to the public this week in the Dutch town of Nuenen, where Van Gogh lived in 1883.

The path, created by local artist and designer Daan Roosegaarde in collaboration with Heijmans Infrastructure, was inspired by Van Gogh’s iconic Starry Night painting.
The path is made of thousands of stones that absorb sunlight during the day and then glow at night. Embedded in concrete, the bikeway should last the lifetime of any cement path.



The inventor


More Information about the path

 

 

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