Self-service cycle lift for hilly roads

Self-service cycle lift for hilly roads

Making steep hills more manageable

CycloCable works very much like a ski lift. But most of the design structures are placed just below the street surface for a safer and more seamless integration into the road.

To begin, you just push the green button at the “start station” and wait for the first footplate. You then stand up on your bike and put your right foot and all of your weight on the footplate. The launcher at the start station will give you gentle push to accelerate from zero to 1.5 meters per second. The lift can go up to 2 meters per second, handling a maximum of 300 cyclists per hour. It supports inclines of up to 18 percent grade and can extend as long as 1,640 feet.

So far, the only CycloCable installed on a real road is in Trondheim. According to Didier Balavoine from POMA, it’s generated plenty of interest from cities in Europe, Asia, and North America.

Source: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/commute/2014/04/bike-elevator-take-you-steep-hills/8774/

For more see: http://trampe.no/en/technology

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