Glowing Green Footpaths Trialled in Brisbane

Helping Cyclists See In The Dark

Image Credit: www.moondeck.com.au

Glowing green walkways are being trialled in Brisbane's south.

'Moon deck', which costs a bit over $100 a square metre and doesn't need sunlight to charge, will appear on a 200 metre long path at Obrist Place in Rochedale for at least 12 months.  It will be installed later in the year.

The aim is to help walkers and cyclists see where they're going after the sun goes down.

The Brisbane Times says the move was revealed at Tuesday's Public and Active Transport Committee.

The meeting also heard the coating can also help prevent slips and that 'moon deck' was useful where other forms of lighting may not be appropriate.  So in the case of the path in Rochedale, it's adjacent to a reserve.  

 The product's already been trialled in Canberra and has a life span of around 25 years.

 

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