The RijnWaal Path is a fast cycle route that connects the cities of Arnhem and Nijmegen in the Netherlands. It allows cyclists to directly and safely bridge the distance between the cities, with specialised pit stops and passing lanes.
The Lingewaard municipality commissioned Pharos partner CLS to design and produce a unique light installation for a tunneled section of the path.
The piece was programmed using Pharos’ powerful and flexible Designer software. It consists of 300 interconnecting light-up “bicycle chain” links embedded in the tunnel wall. Each link is lit with LEDs that are visible even in the brightest sunlight, and allow for a complete range of light intensity and colour spectrum choices.
The installation is interactive, with sensors at either end of the tunnel that detect cyclists and pedestrians as they enter and exit. The link colours change depending on how many people are currently passing through the tunnel.
There is also an app designed specifically for regular users of the path, allowing them to earn points and then personalise the link colours as they cycle through. Pharos’ reliable LPC2 was the perfect choice to run this installation, as it can easily be programmed to interact with and respond to sensor technology.
Pharos is happy to be part of making cyclists’ days a little brighter.