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Getting Uphill

Dubuque, Iowa, funicular ready to head back down
The Dubuque, Iowa, “elevator” ready to head back down. Photo by Wayne Senville.

Sometimes it can be a challenge to get uphill. But here are two worthy solutions. The first is an innovative bicycle lift in Trondheim, Norway. The second is the 4th Street Elevator in Dubuque, Iowa, one of the remaining funiculars still in use in the U.S.

Message to transportation planners: we need more of both of these modes of transport. Getting uphill should be fun! Ah ha — that’s why it’s called a funicular.