Trampe bicycle lift

What is a Tramp Lift?

A trampe lift consists of a pedal mounted on a curbside track. The cyclist remains astride their bicycle and puts one foot on the conveyance’s pedal, which is attached to a cable within the track. The pedal rises, pushing the bicycle and rider uphill. It also works for kick scooters. This system can be used for ascents of up to 500 metres (1,600 ft).

Unique invention in the world

The Trampe bicycle lift (Norwegian: Sykkelheisen Trampe) was invented and installed in 1993 by Jarle Wanwik.

In 2013 it was upgraded and rebranded under the name Cyclocable by Skirail, part of the 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.

Place: Trondheim, Norway

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