Trampe bicycle lift
|Builder:||Design Management AS|
|Speed:||1.5 – 2m/s (~7 km/h)|
The Trampe bicycle lift (Norwegian: Sykkelheisen Trampe) is the first, and only, bicycle lift in the world. The prototype was built in 1993 in Trondheim, Norway and was removed in early 2012. In 2013 it was replaced with updated technology under the name "CycloCable", developed by Skirail company belonging to French Poma group.
The use of Trampe is free.
When using the lift, the right foot is placed on the starting point (the left foot stays on the bicycle pedal). After pushing the start button, the user is pushed forward and a footplate emerges. A common mistake among tourists and other first-time users is that they don't keep their right leg outstretched and their body tilted forward. This makes it hard to maintain balance on the footplate, and can result in falling off.
In the summer months, Trampe is used extensively by both commuting inhabitants of Trondheim and tourists.