The Cycle Cable is the Bike Elevator Every Steep Hill Needs
Built in 1993 and remodeled in 2013, the Cycle Cable is 130 meter long route that allows cyclists to cruise up a gradient of between 10-18 degrees at a speed of 1.5 meters a second. The contraption is best described as a foot rest on a razed sidewalk platform. Once you pull up, you lean your bike over and rest your drive side foot on the platform to cruise pleasantly up hill.
Some purists might decry that getting a lift to the top is cheating, but they probably don’t live in San Francisco….