Poland’s lighting up the tech scene
Poland has quietly been making a name for itself on the tech scene front, with a rising number of digital success stories, as well a developed startup infrastructure and the new Google campus established in Warsaw. But it is not just tech that it is making advancements in, Poland whilst trying to support its intensive economic growth is attempting to do so without compromising its sustainable development.
As one of the most cyclist friendly cities in the world, it is no surprise that technology and sustainability frequently come together and one of the latest developments is the unveiling of Poland’s first glowing bike path near Lidzbark Warminski in the north of the country.
The path is made of light emitting materials that charge in the sun and can glow for up to 10 hours in the dark. The path is alight all night and then recharges the next day as it absorbs the sun’s ray. The technology developed by engineering company TPA sp. Z o.o, uses synthetic particles called ‘luminophores’ which charge the asphalt with sunlight before the evening sets when the path is awash in a light blue light allowing cyclists to ride in full visibility increasing safety and in turn encouraging more people to hop on a bike.
We hope this technology finds it’s way to London soon, especially as we go into the dark winter months!