glow in the dark bike path

Toronto might get a glow in the dark bike path

A glow in the dark bike path might soon become a reality in Toronto. A similar path, installed in Amsterdam earlier this year, was a huge hit and the studio behind the project have initiated talks to create a Toronto version in time for next year's Pan Am Games.

The softly-glowing, solar-powered bike path, using phosphoresent-painted stones that glow in a pattern reminiscent of Van Gogh's Starry Night was created in Amsterdam to commemorate 125 years after the painter's death. The path lights cyclists' way without adding light pollution.

Daan Roosegaarde, of Studio Roosegaarde, told the Star he has had early discussions with the city planner's office about potentially installing a similar path on the waterfront, though the city hasn't confirmed anything. Roosegarde added that if Toronto were to install a glowing bike path of its own, it would likely need some tweaks, including heating and some way to deal with snow buildup.

What do you think? Would you welcome a glow in the dark bike path in Toronto?


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