Starpath

Starpath

Gosford Council has installed Australia’s first glow in the dark footpath.  The footpath travels 400-metres along bushland & under the railway line between Brooks Avenue & Manns Road Wyoming.

I first wrote about glowing footpaths as a way to light up footpaths at night in October 2013. See – http://bit.ly/1AWYgHw It is great to see this technology come to Australia.

A mix of aggregate & phosphorous zinc sulfide absorbs ultraviolet light during the day & emits a soft light after dusk for between 8-14 hours. I think this is a terrific way to increase safety for pedestrians & cyclists, while at the same time reducing the mammoth electricity bills Councils (rate-payers) pay to light parks. I think it is also non-obtrusive for wildlife as well. http://bit.ly/1r9CMVn  Well done Gosford Council.

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