Ebike alternative from Norway

Have you heard about the solution of Norway, which helps to defeat the hills…

The system is a bicycle lift operates since 1993 in this small city in Norway. The lift is 130 m long with a slope of 20%. You can travel with the maximum speed of 7,5 km/h. The usage of the system is free, however you have to invest in the operating card for a refundable 13€. The lift is currently under reconstruction to give more safety for the users.

The investment was 170.000€ value, which equals of the building cost of a bicycle path same distance.

You can see how it works on this video:

I think I will continue with my ebike, as I can choose which hilly road I would take… 😉 What about you? Do you think this would be a good solution? 😉