Urban planners in the Polish town of Lidzbark Warminski are testing a novel concept: a solar-charged bike lane.

Currently 330 feet long, the luminescent path reflects the accumulated sunlight from the day and glows in the dark come sundown.

The mesmerizing path was the brainchild of TPA Instytut Badan Technicznych and installed by Strabag, both European firms that specialize in creating and integrating innovative tech. 

According to a release, the stretch of path is able to emit light for more than 10 hours. 

"The path overnight emits light energy and re-gather the next day. Importantly, the effect is due [to] aggregate properties used without  . . . additional sources of energy. For the construction of the path near Lidzbark Warminski, [we] chose phosphors glowing blue, to be consistent with the [local] landscape."

Even better, this inventive and eye-catching solution is not only easy and effective, but it also improve cyclists' safety after dark.

(Image credit: Strabag)

This is the first project of its kind in Poland. 

All photos courtesy of Strabag.