Title:
RAINBOW HIGHWAY STRUCTURE FOR A BICYCLE
Kind Code:
A1


Abstract:
Rainbow highway structure and method of indicating that a highway is dedicated to bicycle riding.



Inventors:
Kim, Keum Kyu (Kwangju, KR)
Application Number:
13/749659
Publication Date:
05/30/2013
Filing Date:
01/24/2013
Assignee:
KIM KEUM KYU
Primary Class:
International Classes:
E01C11/00
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Primary Examiner:
HARTMANN, GARY S
Attorney, Agent or Firm:
Revolution IP, PLLC (1940 Duke St. Suite 200 Alexandria VA 22314)
Claims:
1. A method of indicating that a highway is dedicated to bicycle riding, the method comprising: providing a red color section disposed with a certain width on a surface of the highway and painted with a red color paint in a longitudinal direction along the highway; providing an orange color section disposed with a certain width next to the red color section on the surface of the highway and painted with an orange color paint in the longitudinal direction along the highway; providing a yellow color section disposed with a certain width next to the orange color section on the surface of the highway and painted with a yellow color paint in the longitudinal direction along the highway; providing a green color section disposed with a certain width next to the yellow color section on the surface of the highway and painted with a green color paint in the longitudinal direction along the highway; providing a blue color section disposed with a certain width next to the green color section on the surface of the highway and painted with a blue color paint in the longitudinal direction along the highway; providing an indigo color section disposed with a certain width next to the blue color section on the surface of the highway and painted with an indigo color paint in the longitudinal direction along the highway; and providing a violet color section disposed with a certain width next to the indigo color section on the surface of the highway and painted with a violet color paint in the longitudinal direction along the highway, wherein said red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet color sections are formed in sequence side by side on the surface of the highway for a bicycle, the surface of the highway being formed of concrete or asphalt, the red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet color sections being of the same widths, the red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet color sections forming one route for riding a bicycle.

2. The method according to claim 1, wherein the width of each color section is 300 mm, and the total width of the highway dedicated to bicycle riding is 2,100 mm, and the thickness of each color paint is 375 μm, and the length of the highway installed depends on a situation of a corresponding road without limit.

Description:

RELATED APPLICATIONS

This application is a continuation-in-part of currently pending U.S. patent application Ser. No. 13/201,216 filed on Aug. 11, 2011, currently entitled RAINBOW HIGHWAY STRUCTURE FOR A BICYCLE, which is a 371 application of International Application No. PCT/KR2009/000914, filed Feb. 26, 2009, which in turn claims priority from Korean Patent Application No. 10-2009-0013330, filed Feb. 18, 2009, each of which is incorporated herein by reference in its entirety.

TECHNICAL FIELD

The present invention relates to construction and installation of a world standard rainbow highway in rainbow colors and a method thereof.

The world standard rainbow highway is an eco-friendly campaign which encourages bicycle tour such as a round-the-world trip by utilizing a new world standard bicycle highway as stated in the title.

First, a coloring method for the highway includes a primary method that paints in rainbow colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet) are arranged and then a paint for a red road is applied on the red section, a paint for an orange road is applied on the orange section, a paint for a yellow road is applied on the yellow section, a paint for a green road is applied on the green section, a paint for a blue road is applied on the blue section, a paint for an indigo road is applied on the indigo section, and a paint for a violet road is applied on the violet section. In the case of a road made of ascon or water-proof urethane, the rainbow highway may also be constructed and installed in the same manner as above.

A secondary method includes manufacturing a structure formed or shaped like a rainbow highway in rainbow colors utilizing rubber or plastic and then constructing and installing the structure by covering or placing the structure over the existing road.

In terms of width, thickness and length of the highway, the width of each color including red is 300 mm and the total width of the rainbow highway is 2,100 mm, the thickness of road paint is 375 μm, and the length of the rainbow highway installed depends on the situation of the corresponding road without limit.

BACKGROUND ART

Due to global warming, icecaps from the Alps and glaciers of the Antarctic are melting and thus the sea water rises and islands in the Pacific are disappearing from the Earth. Abnormal temperature results in disaster such as tsunami and the seawater temperature at the Korean Peninsula also rises and fish which usually inhabit in tropical regions appear in the sea of the Korean Peninsula.

It is becoming more and more difficult to drive since the oil price is skyrocketing. A solution for such high oil price and global warming is to ride a bicycle. However, there is no uniform world standard bicycle road which is cost-efficient.

The world standard rainbow highway enables anyone to enjoy the natural environment, and enliven his/her spirits, and contributes to global grand unification, eco-friendly revival movement and global peace movement.

Also, the world standard rainbow highway contributes to preservation of a beautiful earth and passing the earth to the future generations.

SUMMARY

There is no uniform standard bicycle road which is sympathized by all people on the earth. People may ride a bicycle along a semi-highway or national highway, but are exposed to smoke, noise and vehicles driving recklessly. Thus, it is fearful to ride a bicycle.

There is almost no road where people can ride a bicycle within Korea. That also applies to outside Korea. A long-term travel such as two-day trip or round-the-world trip is impossible due to nonexistence of bicycle highway and map.

Due to global warming, icecaps from the Alps and glaciers in the Antarctic are melting. The sea water rises and islands in the Pacific disappear from the Earth. Abnormal temperature results in disaster such as tsunami. Environmental disruption is becoming severe and the glaciers in the Antarctic are melting faster than expected and the sea water may rise unprecedentedly.

According to an aspect of the present invention, the world standard rainbow highway is constructed and installed in the six continents (other multi-color highway is neither uniform nor standard).

A new world standard rainbow highway is constructed to be used as the exclusive bicycle highway.

This enables people to travel all around the world riding a bicycle.

A coloring method for the highway includes a primary method that paints in rainbow colors including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet colors are arranged and then a paint for a red road is applied on the red section, a paint for an orange road is applied on the orange section, a paint for a yellow road is applied on the yellow section, a paint for a green road is applied on the green section, a paint for a blue road is applied on the blue section, a paint for an indigo road is applied on the indigo section, and a paint for a violet road is applied on the violet section. In the case of a road made of ascon or water-proof urethane, the rainbow highway may also be constructed and installed in the same manner as above.

A secondary method includes manufacturing a structure formed or shaped like a rainbow highway in rainbow colors utilizing rubber or plastic and then constructing and installing the structure by covering or placing the structure over the existing road.

In terms of width, length and thickness of the highway, the width of each color including red is 300 mm and the total width of the rainbow highway is 2,100 mm, the thickness of road paint is 375 μm, and the length of the rainbow highway installed depends on the situation of the corresponding road without limit.

In the city, bicycle routes which are installed in both ways next to sidewalks are incorporated into the roadway (installation of two bicycle routes on both sides of the roadway is meaningless) and a single bicycle highway is constructed and installed.

As the bicycle highway is next to the roadway, a boundary bar or safety bar is simultaneously installed for safety.

In rural communities, existing farm roads are utilized in whole or in part and milestones for bicycle highways are promptly installed by each local government (flower roads are also installed).

Also, the standard rainbow highway map is manufactured for people to travel across the country, or make round-the-world trip and other long-term travel (bicycle shops and accommodation facilities are established).

Six rainbow highways are constructed in the six continents, including the Nile, the Hwang Ho, the Indus, the Tigris River and the Euphrates River and the Amazon.

The global environmental revival movement, and global peace movement are also implemented and developed, engaging the UN.

A new world standard rainbow highway is constructed and installed in uniform and standard shape to enable anyone to comfortably use and enjoy the bicycle riding.

The new world standard rainbow highway creates new jobs and contributes to the world economy and to revival from the global financial crisis.

Existing farm roads byroads are utilized to bring about a fast construction of the world standard rainbow highway and huge cost saving.

Riding a bicycle is a great solution to a rising oil price.

This will save huge oil as a measure for high oil prices.

People can be conscious of the beauty and importance of the nature, learn the history and enliven their spirits.

People can go to the east, west, south and north riding a bicycle and this helps establish a basis for the global unification.

The world standard rainbow highway contributes to the world peace.

Also, the world standard rainbow highway can be prepared for the global warming and save the earth from the disaster and the fall.

Such world standard rainbow highway should be well preserved to be passed to the future generations.

The world standard rainbow highway makes great contribution to a beautiful earth and environmental friendliness and helps proceed with and develop the environmental revival movement and the global peace movement.

The foregoing and other aspects will become apparent from the following detailed description when considered in conjunction with the accompanying drawing figure.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF DRAWINGS

FIG. 1 is a schematic representation of a world standard rainbow highway structure according to an exemplary embodiment.

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

Reference will now be made in detail to exemplary embodiments of the present invention, examples of which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings, wherein like reference numerals refer to the like elements throughout. The exemplary embodiments are described below to explain the present invention by referring to the figures.

As used in the description of this application, the terms “a”, “an” and “the” may refer to one or more than one of an element (e.g., item or act). Similarly, a particular quantity of an element may be described or shown while the actual quantity of the element may differ. The terms “and” and “or” may be used in the conjunctive or disjunctive sense and will generally be understood to be equivalent to “and/or”. References to “an” or “one” embodiment are not necessarily all referring to the same embodiment. Elements from an embodiment may be combined with elements of another. No element used in the description of this application should be construed as critical or essential to the invention unless explicitly described as such. Further, when an element is described as “connected,” “coupled,” or otherwise linked to another element, it may be directly linked to the other element, or intervening elements may be present.

A new world standard rainbow highway is constructed within and outside Korea to be utilized as a bicycle highway and enables people to enjoy the bicycle travel around the world including Korea. A world standard rainbow highway, which is sympathized by all people from around the world including Korea and has a uniform and standard shape in beautiful rainbow colors, provides people with dream and hope, enables people to go to anywhere in the world by riding a bicycle and greatly contributes to the global peace movement and the environmental revival movement.

A coloring method for the highway includes a primary method that paints in rainbow colors including red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet colors are arranged and then a paint for a red road is applied on the red section, a paint for an orange road is applied on the orange section, a paint for a yellow road is applied on the yellow section, a paint for a green road is applied on the green section, a paint for a blue road is applied on the blue section, a paint for an indigo road is applied on the indigo section, and a paint for a violet road is applied on the violet section. In the case of a road made of ascon or water-proof urethane, the rainbow highway may also be constructed and installed in the same manner as above.

A secondary method includes manufacturing a structure formed or shaped like a rainbow highway in rainbow colors utilizing rubber or plastic and then constructing and installing the structure by covering or placing the structure over the existing road.

In terms of width, thickness and length of the highway, the width of each color including red is 300 mm and the total width of the rainbow highway is 2,100 mm, the thickness of road paint is 375 μm, and the length of the rainbow highway installed depends on the situation of the corresponding road without limit.

A new world standard rainbow highway which is sympathized by anyone in the six continents including Korea is constructed and installed.

The rainbow highway is utilized as a bicycle highway.

A coloring method includes applying a paint for a red highway and applying other remaining color paints on the highway.

Paint in seven rainbow colors is applied on the highway.

A second method includes manufacturing a structure formed or shaped like a rainbow highway in rainbow colors utilizing rubber or ductile plastic and then constructing and installing the structure by covering or placing the structure over the existing road.

The width of each color including red is 300 mm and the total width of the rainbow highway is 2,100 mm, the thickness of road paint is 375 μm, and the length of the rainbow highway installed depends on the situation of the corresponding road without limit.

According to one exemplary embodiment a method of indicating that a highway is dedicated to bicycle riding may be provided. The method includes providing a red color section disposed with a certain width on a surface of the highway and painted with a red color paint in a longitudinal direction along the highway; providing an orange color section disposed with a certain width next to the red color section on the surface of the highway and painted with an orange color paint in the longitudinal direction along the highway; providing a yellow color section disposed with a certain width next to the orange color section on the surface of the highway and painted with a yellow color paint in the longitudinal direction along the highway; providing a green color section disposed with a certain width next to the yellow color section on the surface of the highway and painted with a green color paint in the longitudinal direction along the highway; providing a blue color section disposed with a certain width next to the green color section on the surface of the highway and painted with a blue color paint in the longitudinal direction along the highway; providing an indigo color section disposed with a certain width next to the blue color section on the surface of the highway and painted with an indigo color paint in the longitudinal direction along the highway; and providing a violet color section disposed with a certain width next to the indigo color section on the surface of the highway and painted with a violet color paint in the longitudinal direction along the highway. The red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet color sections may be formed in sequence side by side on the surface of the highway for a bicycle, the surface of the highway being formed of concrete or asphalt, the red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet color sections being of the same widths, the red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, violet color sections forming one route for riding a bicycle.

The width of each color section is 300 mm, and the total width of the highway dedicated to bicycle riding is 2,100 mm, and the thickness of each color paint may be 375 μm, and the length of the highway installed may depend on a situation of a corresponding road without limit.

The world standard rainbow highway creates new jobs and overcomes the global financial crisis. A small but longest highway is constructed by people all around the world. A new world standard rainbow highway is constructed in a uniform shape. Also, environmental revival movement, and the global peace movement are proceeded with and developed.

Although embodiments of the present invention have been shown and described, it would be appreciated by those skilled in the art that changes may be made in these embodiments without departing from the principles and spirit of the invention, the scope of which is defined in the claims and their equivalents.