Glow in the Dark Bike Lanes, Cool!

Glow in the Dark Bike Lanes, Cool!

The Netherlands is testing glow-in-the-dark lanes along one of their highways. The green paint is charged by daylight, allowing it to glow at night. The lanes are ”clearer than existing cat’s eye reflective spheres.”

Currently, the green lines are used to mark the street lanes, reducing the need to use street lamps to light the road. Netherlands hopes to use the lines to mark cycle lanes soon. And the UK wants to test this unique approach to safety for bicyclists next. The glow-in-the-dark lines could help bicyclists and drivers travel at night in a safe way, which is great strategy.

What do you think about these bike lane demarcations? Wouldn’t it look cool in White Flint?

 

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Rebecca Hertz

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Rebecca Hertz is the Assistant Executive Director of Friends of White Flint. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in International Development and Social Change from Clark University, Worcester Massachusetts in 2012. She completed her Master’s Degree from Clark University, as well, in Community Development and Planning in 2013. She is interested in how built environments impact the health and growth of communities. Prior to this role, she worked as a youth worker and mentor for several non-profit organizations in Maryland and Massachusetts. She grew up in Rockville, MD and has recently moved back to the region.

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