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Trampe Bike Lift

Hilly cities normally have a low share of cycling but Trondheim, the third largest city in Norway, has the highest share of cycling compared to all the other Norwegian cities and plenty of hills.
During the last 20 years, more than €25m have been invested in a bicycle roads network and bicycle transport infrastructure in Trondheim.

One of the most important of those infrastructure elements is the bicycle lift Trampe, created by Design Management AS. Since the lift’s opening in 1993, it's pushed more than 220,000 cyclists up the very steep Brubakken hill in the historical heritage part of the city centre. In a user survey, 41% of the lift users claim they're using the bicycle more often due to the installation of Trampe and 71% said it was easy or very easy to use.

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