Solar-Powered, Glow in the Dark Bicycle Path Opens in the Netherlands (1 Viewer)

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Solar-Powered, Glow in the Dark Bicycle Path Opens in the Netherlands
http://twistedsifter.com/2014/11/solar-powered-glow-in-the-dark-bike-path-eindhoven-netherlands/

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The world’s first solar-powered, glow in the dark bicycle path opened today in the Netherlands city of Eindhoven. The Van Gogh-Roosegaarde cycle path was designed by Daan Roosegaarde and constructed by Heijmans. The glow in the dark bike forms part of the Van Gogh cycle route in Brabant.

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Photograph by STUDIO ROOSEGAARDE

The path is illuminated by thousands of twinkling stones and was inspired by Van Gogh’s world-famous painting, Starry Night. The opening of the cycle path marks the start of the Van Gogh 2015 international theme year. In 2015, the 125th anniversary of the death of Vincent van Gogh (Zundert, 30 March 1853 – Auvers-sur-Oise, 29 July 1890) will be commemorated with a comprehensive cultural programme on the theme: 125 years of inspiration.

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Photograph by STUDIO ROOSEGAARDE

The cycle path forms part of the Van Gogh cycle route that connects the Vincent van Gogh heritage locations in Brabant, Vincent’s homeland. The Opwettense and Colse watermills featured in his paintings will now be connected via the new cycle path; bridging the gap between contemporary design, innovation, cultural heritage and tourism in Brabant.


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Photograph by STUDIO ROOSEGAARDE


Sources
- Studio Roosegaarde
- Official press release
- Van Gogh Europe: Van Gogh 2015
- Dezeen: Daan Roosegaarde’s glowing Van Gogh cycle path to open in the Netherlands


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Photograph by STUDIO ROOSEGAARDE
 
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man, as if the bike paths in the netherlands weren't awesome enough. you can pretty much bike on bicycle paths all the way to belgium from amsterdam (i've done it), it's fucking awesome.
 
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Been reading about this and the inspiration behind this - pretty dam cool!
 

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Imagine.

A planet covered with such paths and no major cities... just communal villages and great unspoilt wilderness... for all to travel.
 

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I can't help but think how much I'd love to eat mushrooms and bike into oblivion with just the glowing path to guide me into the morning.
 

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