Norway's Answer to Steep Hills
(No, it's not a polka dot jersey)
It's the Trampe, in Trondheim, Norway--a bicycle "lift" that helps cyclists conquer Brubakken Hill. Before you laugh, keep in mind that in Norway, the definition of "steep hill" can be as much as 20% grade. Using the electric-powered Trampe, cyclists hitch a 130m ride up the hill at a whopping pace of 2m/second--not bad at all.
You can read about it on the official web site, read the Wikipedia article, or view this YouTube video: