The world's first bicycle escalator


Going uphill can be physically exhausting and downright difficult, especially for the elderly, parents pushing a stroller, or anyone who is already worn out from cycling all day. That's why the Norwegian city of Trondheim, a place that promotes the use of bicycles as a means of transportation, has supported a project that allows people to take a break as a bicycle lift (or escalator) helps them travel up a 130-meter-long, steep hill.

This bicycle escalator  allows tired cyclists to get a gentle push up the hill by placing one foot on the contraption's metal plate and the other on their wheeled mode of transportation (whether that be a bicycle, scooter, or even a baby carriage). It can move 5 people simultaneously at a speed of approximately 5 to 6 feet per second, which amounts to a maximum of 300 cyclists per hour.




Watch the video on how it works!