The surface of the Van Gogh-Roosegaarde Bicycle Path is coated with a special paint that uses energy gathered during the day to glow after dark.

Sharing the enchanting illuminated bicycle path that recently opened to the public in the Netherlands. Designed by artist Daan Roosegaarde, it’s a sustainable modern rendering in light of the sky in Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night,” which he painted 1889.

In its use of innovative technology and its acknowledgement of history and place, the Van Gogh bicycle path links past and future.

Special paint and embedded LEDs create the twinkle and glow that transform a bike ride into a night wonder, road lanes that will automatically charge electric vehicles and alert drivers when their surfaces become icy.

“Smart Bikeway,” of explorations by Roosegaarde of creating safer and more energy efficient roadways through sustainable and interactive design.