Here at Elevators Limited, we see lifts day in, day out – as you would imagine. Often they are very similar to each other so when we see a lift that offers something a little different, we do get a little excited! To see the lift in question with your own eyes, you’ll have to travel all the way to Norway, however, we’ll do our best to outline its one of a kind nature for you.
The lift in Norway is a bicycle lift and is the only one of its kind in the world. Built in 1993, before being upgraded in 2013, the bicycle lift, or the ‘Sykkelheisen Trampe’ takes cyclists up the hills in the city of Trondheim, allowing them to rest, take it easy and not bust a gut trying to make up it up the steep incline.
It’s an amazing bit of technology and as well as being used by cyclers who are local to the area, it’s a bit of a tourist attraction too. The lift itself is just over 426ft long and has a top speed of 3 miles per hour. More than one rider can use the lift at the same time and you simply keep one leg on your bike, the other on the foot plate and then let the lift do all the work for you. It’s a little like a ski lift except it’s in the middle of a city! Use of the bicycle lift is absolutely free too.
As you can imagine, the lift is most popular during the summer months as cyclists take a well-earned break; catching their breath as they get pulled up the lift. As a lift company, it’s great to see ingenious bits of lift technology that you don’t see every day!