Lighting for sustainable mobility in Dresden
The new Molen Bridge in Dresden is the first route exclusively for cyclists that connects the city centre to the Ubigau district.
The 80m long and 3m wide structure crossing the river has been lit by Straßen – und Tiefbauamt, Dresden’s municipal engineering department, using LEDs encapsulated in a transparent plastic housing that fits directly into the underside of the handrail.
During the day, the fixtures’ presence goes virtually undetected, but beginning in the twilight hours, the luminaires produce an unbroken ribbon of light, uniformly illuminating the way.
For environmental and conservational reasons, the LED handrail fixtures are installed on just one side of the bridge (to minimize light pollution), and are even insect-friendly thanks to the UV-free light produced by the LEDs!