Tuesday, May 26, 2009

You think biking up that hill is hard.

And yet another French-related post. Ok, this idea obviously needs work and I know its been a tough slog just to get bike lanes painted on some avenues in the city. But Pittsburgh has to be the best city in the world to experiment with this device: Le CycloCable. Imagine getting up Sycamore St. without a sweat:


Blogger EdHeath said...

I just want to imagine getting up Stanton (from the South) without a sweat.

Still, sure, let's put these on Forbes (away from town) and Fifth (toward town) through the lower Hill, and rent and collect bikes at both ends. The ultimate in really light rail.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 8:41:00 AM  
Anonymous MH said...

I don't even own a bike and I want one put in.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 11:08:00 AM  
Blogger n'at said...

They have those "bicycle lifts" in Norway and Sweden. Some require a nominal toll.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 7:23:00 PM  
Blogger C. Briem said...

You are a Pittsburgher who has been to Norway? Are you Bill Peduto?

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 7:26:00 PM  
Anonymous MH said...

I bet if you set them up to go at random speeds, you could get passers-by to pay the toll.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 7:37:00 PM  
Anonymous scott said...

The Trondheim bike lift: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j1PgmMbug8

Wednesday, May 27, 2009 12:41:00 AM  

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