Walking your bike up a hill after a long ride can be quite tiring to say the least, but if you’re in Trondheim, Norway, the world’s first and only CycloCable is an option. It’s touted as the world’s first bicycle lift designed for urban areas and consists of a footplate that softly pushes the rider up the hill via their outstretched right foot – think ski lift, except with all of the machinery underground and out of sight. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
“According to ZME Science, it’s the only outdoor bike escalator in operation, but it could be implemented across the planet. Imagine how many more people could bike around San Francisco, Los Angeles or Seattle if they didn’t have to confront insane climbs on the way to work. It may be a hard sell, though, because one meter costs $2,000 – 3,000 dollars to build,” reports Inhabitat.