PRO-TEQ out of Great Britain has developed a patented system to spray on a glow in the dark “elastomeric coating” for pavements, which they call Starpath. It’s being used on trails in England. Check out the video below.
PRO-TEQ claims you don’t need street lights with their Starpath system. I would love to see this application in person and get some type of illumination test results.
This could be a great application for bike lanes/pedestrian paths – whether they’re separate trails or on street facilities. Could this be applied at intersections instead of street lights? I’m reserving judgment until more data is available, but it might be a cost-effective solution for rural intersections. Hopefully FHWA or a transportation research center can get some research funding.