As you all know very well, that bicycling is an inexpensive and healthy way to get around, but a steep hill can become a casual cyclist’s Achilles’ heel. Fortunately, the Norwegian city of Trondheim has a solution to this problem a “bike escalator”.
This is well invented in the 1990’s by a commuter who grew tired of showing up to work sweaty and tired, the Trampe lift, freshly upgraded and reinvented as the “CycloCable”, has already carried over 200,000 bicyclists up this 150m-long cyclist deterrent. The inquisitive escalator has become a sightseer electromagnet as well.
The Cyclists who place one foot on the escalator’s angled platform will be pushed uphill at a speed of five mph. Up to five people can use it at the same time and it is not limited to bicycles, as it can carry basically any trivial wheeled transport with its owner, be it a kid with scooter or a mother with a baby stroller.
Installing this invention is obviously a great way to boost cycling in hilly cities, but they’ll have to be quite busy one meter of this elevator costs around USD 2,000 to 3,000. Fantastic! What an improvement for cyclists. Just love the kid with his scooter and woman with the pram Ingenious.