Van Gogh-Go-Go!

A pathway inspired by “Starry Night” helps bikers make their way in the dark.

January 28, 2015

A project inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s Starry Night is lighting the way for cyclists in the Netherlands. Thousands of LEDs glow in a concrete bike path near the town of Eindhoven, giving pedestrians and bikers a starlit journey through a park. Sunlight powers this one-kilometer trail, which now needs no additional lighting sources.

This impressionistic pathway is just one of a few eco-friendly creations by artist Daan Roosegaarde. He's also working on a project called Smart Highways, in which roads and signs light up in accordance to traffic patterns, warning drivers of dangerous conditions like ice or congestion. What a bright idea!

Photo: Daan Roosegaarde

Photo: Daan Roosegaarde

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