With space in urban settings skyrocketing to a premium price, homeowners and builders need to get creative. Enter the VertiWalk! This new “stairway” system takes minimal space and holds several other advantages over traditional staircases.

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The VertiWalk looks like a cross between a ladder and a swing, taking minimal space as it’s made with vertical pulleys. The pulley-based system allows riders to manually propel themselves upwards using their arms and legs.

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The VertiWalk takes approximately 10% of the energy needed to climb stairs, so it is also an efficient way to remain moving during our increasingly sedentary days.

Many have hailed this system as a breakthrough as people with physical impairments can use it without additional aids. 

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