The city of Calgary has been looking into glowing road paint to help alleviate the energy usage of regular traffic lights. The paint shines without needing to have traffic lights shine on it.
A couple years back, they began testing the super paint on less densely populated areas, The aim is to reduce energy costs for the city, while increasing nighttime visibility for motorists.
They are also looking at adding glass reflective beads to traffic paint markings to heighten reflectivity and increase visibility on regular traffic lines.
A version of the glowing paint used in Europe stores the sunlight in the daytime to shine light in the nighttime.
They have tested a similar product in England, but rejected the idea due to its limited effectiveness in rainy regions.
The Netherlands became the first area to install the glowing road paint on their highways back in 2014.
The city of Calgary is seeking a grant from a private fund to test initial workings of the glow paint project. Who knows, could this be the next big thing?
This is taken from a news article from the calgary herald: