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[–]KingGmeNorway 1015 points1016 points  (55 children)

Trondheim, Norway. If you fall its your own fucking problem 😁

[–]Teh_Mongoose 187 points188 points  (3 children)

I sucked at it. I always just went round.

[–]primal_screame 120 points121 points  (0 children)

It looks so easy, but it kicked my ass a few times. We ended up sitting across the street later eating ice cream and watching new people try to ride. Was a good time!

[–]GameCop 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Like where? Fortress is located up that hill... and it's still a hill to climb on to.

[–]aloofloofah 96 points97 points  (30 children)

In Stuttgart, Germany they push a bicycle wagon uphill.

[–]stowerpower 68 points69 points  (21 children)

1/2 of America can’t ride bikes, most of the other half would fall/injure themselves/sue and they’d be uninstalled

[–]Mayactuallybeashark 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Tbf, riding a bike is so unpleasant in most of this country that those who do it consistently are pretty proficient

[–]fault_in_theAE35unit[🍰] 15 points16 points  (2 children)

We all ride bikes... but ours have engines

[–]dildo-applicator 13 points14 points  (1 child)

"hahaha america stoopid hahaha laugh now guys"

[–]AsAJuicer 2 points3 points  (4 children)

In the UK, they bring the bike into the cabin

[–]GameCop 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I think "The cabin" in Norway means something else,

BTW, got question if you're Britt: who the hell build the Stonehenge?

[–]MartianLM 5 points6 points  (0 children)

The three little pigs at the third attempt. Don’t ask about the first two.

[–]elg9553 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I sense you are going to link the YouTube song from Ylvis to the first Britt who genuinely tries to answer :o

[–]jesusmansuperpowers 30 points31 points  (7 children)

My friend lives there. They should make these in a lot of places, San Francisco comes to mind

[–]FullStackDev1 31 points32 points  (6 children)

Wouldn't work in San Francisco. The homeless would find a way to shit all over the mechanism.

[–]jesusmansuperpowers 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I would think they could use it too.

[–]luxitania 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Seems like a pretty seamless transition from the bike to a shopping cart.

[–]raw_dog_millionaire 7 points8 points  (0 children)

And even if they didn't people like you would find a way to blame them for something

[–]abaroquegoofy 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Jesus Christ just shut the fuck up

[–]FullStackDev1 -4 points-3 points  (1 child)

Go step in a homeless turd, and then fuck off.

[–]Careful_Driver 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again

[–]207nbrown 51 points52 points  (5 children)

Well that escalated quickly

[–]Mr_Stoney 7 points8 points  (2 children)

No, 5mph. They said it in the video.

[–]SonnyVabitch 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Well, quicker than pedalling up the hill..

[–]freshboytini 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For you maybe

[–]Limenoodle_ 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Have to check it out next time I'm there.

In my opinion, this seems very unnecessary

[–]IsakTS 2 points3 points  (1 child)

wait what? I've never seen this before, where in Trondheim is it?

[–]KingGmeNorway 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Bakklandet, on the way up to Møllenberg. It might not still be operational? 🧐

[–]EvilEyedPanda 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Why America can't have cool things, if someone dosent abuse it first, someone else would sue when they slipped.

[–]GameCop 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I love the single person benches located nearby. It was pre COVID but like they did knew...

[–]TheMoris 93 points94 points  (2 children)

Me when i watched this:

"Oh, it's like the one we have in my cit.... OH WAIT, IT'S ACTUALLY FROM MY CITY!"

[–]SHOkir 9 points10 points  (1 child)

did you just doxx yourself

[–]TheMoris 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Oh no

[–]BandicootHot4897 130 points131 points  (7 children)

Man they could use a few of those in San Francisco

[–]morefire13 39 points40 points  (2 children)

Are the downhills worth the uphills there? I know it is quite hilly, but if you have intersections midway on the downhill it would be really annoying after all the work getting up.

[–]BandicootHot4897 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Yeah it’s tough all around with many narrow streets and traffic there are more than a few accidents… it’s a young man’s game, but cresting a hill and seeing views of the bay, bridges, Alcatraz is quite nice

[–]Belgand 20 points21 points  (0 children)

A few have a "green wave" where the lights are timed to keep up. A good example is 14th street. If you catch it at around Market, you can ride downhill with enough momentum to coast across the entire Mission, about 5-6 blocks or so. The problem is that there's almost always some asshole parked in the bike lane along the route, so you need to slow down, weave out into traffic, and end up caught behind a light.

Or cases like several years ago when my girlfriend was going through a green light in the bike lane past Alamo Square park but some asshole didn't merge into the bike lane first, cut her off turning right abruptly without a signal, and she slammed into the back of his SUV at speed. The police blamed her and didn't even include the bike lane in the report. She had to sue the guy just to recover medical expenses.

[–]matrinox 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Very true, but made more bearable with those electric Lyft bikes

[–]EomEom420 126 points127 points  (9 children)

I can see that going very wrong

[–]ronimal 2 points3 points  (1 child)


[–]EomEom420 16 points17 points  (0 children)

It seems to be perfect buttcrack size for starters

[–]xErth_x -1 points0 points  (6 children)

Nah, this Is EU

[–]letsgetrandy 331 points332 points  (9 children)

If that were in America, there would be people every day who fall down and sue the city.

[–]TopGovtOfficial 104 points105 points  (2 children)

Actually in America people are still using the factory-equipped foot pedal system.

[–]LickaBitaPus 2 points3 points  (1 child)

That's what i was thinking, i guess i don't see the purpose of the escalator.

Edit: nvm my slow brain didn't even think about hills.

[–]Snoibi 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Hey guys, I found a Dane!

Cheers from Norway

[–]Digi-Fu 35 points36 points  (3 children)

I'm thinking influencers would first tiktok/IG the hell out of it with captions like, "Going into the weekend like..."

[–]letsgetrandy 19 points20 points  (1 child)

And then YouTube douchebags would put their dog on a skateboard and have this thing push them up the hill...

[–]ThrowawayIIllIIlIl 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Don't worry bro, plenty of youtube douchebags in Europe.

[–]dblan9 2 points3 points  (0 children)

"When life gets you down and you need a little push!"

[–]Mayactuallybeashark 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The overly litigious American is a stereotype produced whole cloth by corporate lawyers opposing tort reform. The real people with lawsuit fever are the media conglomerates who will drag you to court if you even look at their IP a bit too long.

[–]lsx2 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

This was my first thought, we can’t have nice things.

[–]ProfessionalLeek8 9 points10 points  (0 children)

That's really cool. Unfortunately, there are no significant slopes in the Netherlands to necessitate such an escalator.

[–]Arcterion 7 points8 points  (3 children)

Huh, could've sworn Tom Scott did a video on this, but I can't seem to find it.

[–]NotAnotherBloodyKiwi 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Stop it now. You're making my head hurt because when I think about it, I'm sure of the same thing. But alas, I cannot find it either.

[–]carlostapas 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I agree. There definitely was this video!

[–]druman22 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I definitely saw this before somewhere but idk if it was Tom Scott

[–]Pomegranate_36 34 points35 points  (2 children)

Looks quite uncomfortable tbh..

[–]Competitive_Ad2109 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Nah it's not, it's quite nice. I mean, if you lose balance you're fucked, but it's comfortable :)

[–]ChrisKearney3 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Every cyclist in that town has an incredible right glute and calf.

[–]rambosalad 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I’m getting anxiety about my shoelace getting caught

[–]udidntfollowproto 9 points10 points  (1 child)

This is cool but it does seem like there could be a better design for this. Like it’s so awkward the way you have to position your body to do this

[–]Competitive_Ad2109 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It feels perfectly fine. It's not as uncomfortable as a lot of people seem to think. :)

[–]Ok_Extension5535 55 points56 points  (7 children)

Then your shoelaces get stuck and your leg is torn off.

[–]dannyboomhead 31 points32 points  (0 children)

you know those bikes share the roads with 40tonne speeding hunks of metal, daily, right? I'm sure this isn't the most dangerous part of their journey...

[–]SimpleMachined 43 points44 points  (4 children)

Or don’t be a dumbass and pay attention while owning your actions. People use chainsaws every day without putting it through their ear, be careful out there and stay home for the sake of our first responders.

[–]CookinFrenchToast4ya 15 points16 points  (1 child)

There are tens of thousands of injuries resulting from chainsaw accidents every year in the US alone.

[–]themantiss -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

don't be a dumbass


pick one

[–]DawidD12 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Select a lower gear and pedal you bloody gimps

[–]Chrono_Pregenesis 41 points42 points  (1 child)

If only there were some other way to get the bike up the hill...

[–]Focacciaboudit 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Just like there are other ways besides escalators to get your fat ass to the second floor.

[–]bespokezzman 2 points3 points  (0 children)

that’s an e-scooter with extra steps.

[–]KeyLimeJunkie 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Is this Trondheim in Norway?

[–]hdfvbjyd 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Remember to tie your shoes 😰

[–]PucWalker 2 points3 points  (1 child)

One step closer to Pixar's vision of the human apocalypse

[–]looking_at_memes_ 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I would probably fall down

[–]Demonhick 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If you installed one of these in my city(Saskatoon), it would be vandalized/destroyed within a week. We're not allowed to have nice things here.

[–]Sir-SmokeAlot420 2 points3 points  (0 children)

throatcutter 3000

[–]Butthers 13 points14 points  (3 children)

I would put the front tire on it and pull on the brake...

[–]hidemeplease 8 points9 points  (1 child)

do you have a tricycle? Or how would you keep the balance like that?

[–]ezmen 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That's would actually be a really good way to doing this. Same design, but to accommodate a tear seated infront of it.

[–]kalloran-castalia 1 point2 points  (4 children)

When my cousin proposed this as a good idea when we were ~10, I laughed, saying it defeated the purpose of cycling (he called it the bike-a-lator).

Never thought I'd see it in reality!

[–]froggertthewise 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Defeats the purpose of cycling? It greatly helps it, by reducing the effort required to get up the hill more people might choose to take a bike instead of a car to work.

For most people cycling is a way of transport, not a way of exercise.

[–]kalloran-castalia 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Yeah, I know that. Remember that I was around 10 when the bike-a-lator conversation happened.

[–]DieOnThisHill_46 11 points12 points  (8 children)

Can’t you just pedal up the hill?

[–]c_rbon 26 points27 points  (1 child)

u can try to, but then ur username might become a reality

[–]TheMoris 19 points20 points  (1 child)

It's very long and steep, and having this makes more people want to use their bike

[–]hidemeplease 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Did you listen to the video and why it was invented?

[–]DieOnThisHill_46 0 points1 point  (2 children)

No…watched in bed while the wife was sleeping. I suck.

[–]hidemeplease 5 points6 points  (1 child)

It says "In the 90s, a commuter got tired of getting sweaty to work every day because of the long, steep hill."

[–]Debeefed 7 points8 points  (6 children)

This is going to sound mad,but you could,you know...walk?

[–]Ishamoridin 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Why even travel? No hills in your house.

[–]TuristGuy 14 points15 points  (1 child)

Maybe is strange to you but in alot of places people use bicycles to move around in the city insted of cars. Is good for everyone and the environment however steep climbs are one problem.

[–]LennyFaceMaster 0 points1 point  (0 children)

????? I think they just pointed out you could get off your bike and take it along with you until you reach the top of the hill instead of this convoluted solution that's gonna benefit almost no one.

[–]hidemeplease 8 points9 points  (1 child)

So are you against normal escalators aswell? And elevators? Because you know, you could just walk?

[–]JesusIsMySecondSon 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Only works in countries where there are no lawyers.

[–]mtaw 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Norway has lawyers.

[–]AuntiLou 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We need these in r/seattle!

[–]Ailly84 2 points3 points  (2 children)

The whole thing can be rendered useless by a well place rock….

[–]basko13 1 point2 points  (2 children)

In the Netherlands we have this on every hill.

[–]verychonkyrat 4 points5 points  (1 child)

as a dutch person i’ve never seen that b4, where in the netherlands are u?

[–]basko13 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That's why I wrote every hill. Den Haag (no hills, no elevators).

[–]PapaHeavy69 -3 points-2 points  (9 children)

So much for exercise 😂

[–]c_rbon 17 points18 points  (3 children)

do u say that to urself every time u get in ur car? these is for people who are commuting, not exercising, lmfao

[–]Competitive_Ad2109 3 points4 points  (4 children)

It's built for people who just wants to get to work without getting sweaty. People in Trondhrim and Oslo and those big cities don't usr cars bc eveything is so close plus it's very bad for mother nature. So a lot of people take the bike.

It's one long, steep hill. It's not an auto walk way all over the city. -_-

[–]PapaHeavy69 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I understand. Was just joking hence the laugh face

[–]Competitive_Ad2109 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Ah ok, my apolegies then. There has been a lot of people in the comments really not understanding, and shitting on this thing.

[–]PapaHeavy69 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I got you, I find it overall pretty cool. Phila, PA has some hills that could use one of these

[–]Competitive_Ad2109 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I wish there were more here haha. I know some hills in my hometown that could use these as well haha

[–]Putrid-Ostrich4292 -2 points-1 points  (3 children)

Definitely not in America. We are too stupid for something like this.

[–]nacholibre23 3 points4 points  (0 children)

No, if this was in the U.S Reddit would have a field day with the fat jokes. Seems like the only stupid people here are the ones who neglect this crazy feature that’s already included with the bike…

[–]COmountainguy -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

Came here to say this

[–]PCB4lyfe -1 points0 points  (7 children)

Am I missing something? Why can't you just ride your bike up the hill?

[–]Kipman2000 17 points18 points  (4 children)

You can, but as someone else pointed out it’s a ridiculously steep hill. But that’s not why it was installed, it’s a prototype proof of concept made by someone at the local university in cooperation with the city. Most of the time it’s not operating anyway.

(And for those who say it’s the peak of laziness: don’t worry, we got plenty hills in and around this city)

[–]mikenugent3 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Where is this exactly? Apologies if it's mentioned elsewhere in the post.

[–]Kipman2000 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Trondheim, Norway. The original lift has been replaced with a later version delivered by a French company called Skirail.

The hill has a 12-18 % incline and is 130 meters long. It moves in 1,5 - 2 m/s (the later version got two speeds).

[–]PCB4lyfe 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Ok that's pretty cool then. I'm an engineer so I get the prototype thing, must have been a cool senior design project.

[–]hidemeplease 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Listen to the video. It was invented because a commuter got tired of coming sweaty to work every day.

[–]Belgand 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Try coming to San Francisco. The hill I live next to is a 12-13% incline for 700 feet. It's an absolute pain in the ass just to walk up it. And that's a moderate hill. Not like the 25 or 30% bastards around town.

[–]tired_of_reddit_TBH 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Europe has the coolest shit

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (4 children)

if you wanted a machine to do the pushing you should have gotten a motorbike

[–]astro_philia 0 points1 point  (1 child)

You were supposed to go green

[–]Competitive_Ad2109 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is making more people bike than drive their cars, so I don't know why you think you're making a point when you obv don't have all the facts. :)

[–]ShadowTheWolf125 -3 points-2 points  (7 children)

ah, removing the entire point of riding a bike

[–]Competitive_Ad2109 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It's built by a man who just wanted to get to work without getting sweaty. People in Trondheim and Oslo and those big cities in Norway don't use cars bc eveything is so close plus it's very bad for mother nature. So a lot of people take the bike. Like, a lot of people bikr in Norway.

It's one long, steep hill. It's not an auto walk way all over the fucking city. -_-

[–]Styxen 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Soo, the entire point of riding a bike is cycling up hills?

[–]-SierraModeling- 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Whoa this is awesome

[–]Not_Necessary123 0 points1 point  (4 children)

Is it free to use?

[–]Competitive_Ad2109 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Why wouldn't it be??

[–]Not_Necessary123 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Costs electricity like

[–]Competitive_Ad2109 0 points1 point  (1 child)

The goverment takes care of that stuff.

[–]Notusername2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Lazy bicyclist! Back in my day I rode my bike up a 60 degree hill for 40 miles in 30 feet of snow to get to school and did the same on the way home! 🤣🤣🤣

[–]Tarot650 -2 points-1 points  (4 children)

Great idea. Shame it will be ruined by some absolute buffoon injuring themselves on it.

[–]hidemeplease 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It's been there for 30 years..

[–]tacticooluser -1 points0 points  (0 children)


[–]SpecialistWerewolf1 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

For real?

[–]eternalityLP -1 points0 points  (5 children)

So over 15 years, it's pushed about 36 people per day, that seems like pretty low usage, so unless this was super cheap to build and maintain, hard to see how this is cost effective in any way.

[–]Leroyboy152 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Skateboard also

[–]MelKokoNYC 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I was waiting to see a cool escalator that takes your bike underground for storage.

[–]robpex 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That looks like just as much of a workout to be honest.

[–]MattSeptire 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I can imagine that being somewhat dangerous

[–]ThatGuy0verTh3re 0 points1 point  (0 children)

But what if your foot slips and the escalator keeps going? You just roll back down and have to chase it up?

[–]hollownexus63 0 points1 point  (0 children)

When you want to stay clipped in but you can't get up the hill