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living lamps

These living lamps shine without electricity

A French company uses a special material made of microorganisms to provide light with no external power source of any kind.

This interactive crosswalk puts pedestrians first

Called Starling Crossing, it is a high-tech pedestrian crossing that responds dynamically in real-time to make pedestrians, cyclists and drivers safer.

Lampposts in London recharge electric cars

The project utilizes existing infrastructure for EV charge points, creating a network that can cover the expected 8,000 EVs in Westminster by 2025.

smart parking systems

These smart parking systems are perfect for densely populated cities

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.

plastic asphalt

A road built from recycled plastic bottles

The technology not only exceeds the strength of bituminous asphalt, but is also made from recycled PET plastics in the polymer formula.

A pavement paint that reduces the urban heat island effect

A pavement paint that reduces the urban heat island effect

Heat islands can affect communities by increasing summertime peak energy demand, air conditioning costs, air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions.

Company using recycled plastic milk bottles to repave roads

Company using recycled plastic milk bottles to repave roads

Whereas regular recycling of plastic is expensive, the company called Shisalanga Construction is using recycled plastic milk bottles to repave roads in South Africa.

A road that captures and stores energy to melt snow and heat buildings

A road that captures and stores energy to melt snow and heat buildings

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.

Glow-in-the-dark bike path makes cycling safer

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.

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