Singapore is pushing its limits in creating a test track that glows in the dark in order to improve safety and visibility at night.
This 400-meter track also known as Rail Corridor is located between Choa Chu Kang Road and Upper Bukit Timah Road. It has been opened to the public since July 12 according to Chinese Daily.
Rail Corridor spits up into four sections with different surface materials such as fine gravel; grass and gravel; earth-colored porous concrete; and natural non-toxic light green strontium aluminate materials. They absorb UV light during the day that results to luminescence at night.
Rail Corridor will undergo a two-year trial by the Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) to determine which surface material has the best results in a safer and more resilient trail. Then they will evaluate the durability of materials and will seek feedback from the public.
If this idea works, we would be able to see the material used more extensively across the 24-km long project. These paths are functional and intend to make the paths safer and more accessible without being disruptive to the natural, atmosphere of the track.
Similar glow in the dark paths can also be found in countries such as Netherlands and Poland.