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Bike Lift

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I do not have this problem when riding a bike in Richmond, but it is obviously a bit of an issue in places like New Westminster or North Vancouver.

I raised the issue on the trans action list, and all this post does is try to bring some of the responses together in one place thanks to Ron Richings, Andrew Feltham and Gérard Masip for the links

The “trampe” is a bike lift in Trondheim Norway. The web site has a lot of information but I think the video below is the best way to see how it works

Written by Stephen Rees

March 11, 2008 at 1:37 pm

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  1. One of these is required on the 8th Ave bike route up to UBC!

    Vanessa

    March 11, 2008 at 2:34 pm

  2. Great idea! I wonder how much it costs to install.

    Malcolm J.

    March 11, 2008 at 5:36 pm

  3. What happens if there’s an obstacle blocking the path (e.g. a car coming out of a driveway)? Or just sitting there blocking the sidewalk/curb, as I’ve noticed some drivers like to do.

    Paul Holden

    March 12, 2008 at 9:09 am

  4. Easy, take your foot off the lift. Then go tell the driver exactly what you think of his/her selfishness. Frankly, I doubt this happens in Trondheim – the lift having been there for a while.

    Some people carry their keys in their hand and it has been known for cars to get damaged – but I would not for one moment suggest that individuals take such action deliberately.

    Stephen Rees

    March 12, 2008 at 9:52 am


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