A French company uses a special material made of microorganisms to provide light with no external power source of any kind.
Called Starling Crossing, it is a high-tech pedestrian crossing that responds dynamically in real-time to make pedestrians, cyclists and drivers safer.
The project utilizes existing infrastructure for EV charge points, creating a network that can cover the expected 8,000 EVs in Westminster by 2025.
The technology is designed to address the problem of efficiently managing cars in areas where congestion and zoning are problems and land is scarce and expensive.
The technology not only exceeds the strength of bituminous asphalt, but is also made from recycled PET plastics in the polymer formula.
Heat islands can affect communities by increasing summertime peak energy demand, air conditioning costs, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.
Whereas regular recycling of plastic is expensive, the company called Shisalanga Construction is using recycled plastic milk bottles to repave roads in South Africa.
Called Power Road, it can capture up to 20% of the sun's heat allowing it to melt 10cm of snow in just a few hours.
Poland's town of Lidzbark Warminski is testing a self-sufficient, solar-powered bike lane that not only looks good but also makes cyclists safer.