Travel trail in the glow of safety

December 3, 2021 BY

Light the way: Photoluminescent lines have been installed along Lake Weeroona and the Bendigo Creek Trail. Photo: JONATHON MAGRATH

LET the light guide you along the Bendigo Creek Trail, photoluminescent light, that is.

Glow in the dark line marking has been installed from Nolan Street to Howard Street, around Lake Weeroona in the City of Greater Bendigo’s latest attempt to improve pedestrian and cyclist safety at night.

City engineering manager Ian McLauchlan said the installation is the first time the photoluminescent product has been used in the region, which provides safety benefits at minimal cost.

“This new line marking product looks and functions like ordinary line marking in daylight but emits stored light which enhances its visibility when dark,” Mr McLauchlan said.

“With lighting unaffordable and impractical at a lot of locations, it is believed that photoluminescent line-marking may provide a cost-effective solution to assist users to safely navigate roads and pathways in low light and night-time conditions.

“The Bendigo Creek Trail is a very popular and well used shared use path in Greater Bendigo and the line marking is expected to enhance the useability of the path both during the day and at night.

The initiative is in partnership with the Department of Transport and delivered by Regional Roads Victoria.

“The City is pleased to partner with the Department of Transport to trial this new line marking technology along a considerable part of the Bendigo Creek Trail and around Lake Weeroona,” Mr McLauchlan said.

“We are interested in evaluating the success of the Bendigo Creek Trail trial to see if this product can be used for safety purposes in other parts of Greater Bendigo in the future.”

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