WHY does plankton contribute to bike lanes?

Dutch urban architect Daan Rusegaard draws inspiration from bioluminescent plankton in his work. Inspired by nature itself, he aims to make cities more practical and beautiful without harming the planet.

Mimicking the luminous plankton, Rusegard and his colleagues built a bicycle path out of solar-powered slabs. The path, reminiscent of van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” is set up in Nuenen, where the artist lived when he returned to his parents in 1883-1885.

Powered by solar panels, the bicycle path sparkles at night thanks to the energy stored during the day.

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