Glow-in-the-dark roads: Netherlands highway tests out bioluminescent special design.

Are These Beautiful Glow-in-the-Dark Roads the Freeway of the Future? (Video.)

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April 15 2014 4:59 PM

“Driving Through a Fairytale”

Are glow-in-the-dark roads coming to a freeway near you?

For a 500-meter stretch of N329 highway in the Netherlands, the road now glows in the dark, creating a beautiful dreamscape that makes faulty streetlights obsolete. Future growth for the project depends on outcomes of safety trials.

Jim Festante is an actor/writer in Los Angeles and regular video contributor to Slate. He is the author of the Image Comics miniseries The End Times of Bram and Ben.

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