Faculty Advisor

Elgert, Laureen

Faculty Advisor

Hersh, Robert

Faculty Advisor

Stoddard, Elisabeth Anne


This report explores the process taken and results of a project in creating a system of sustainable urban transportation. First, the problems facing cities with regards to transportation are identified and analyzed. A solution to these problems is then offered in the form of bike and bicycle trailer transportation. Research was then done to create designs of bicycle trailers to be utilized for businesses. An examination into the design process and evolution used in this project was also done to show why decisions were made with regards to the final design. The final designs, both general for a multitude of businesses and a specialized design for Higher Ground Farm. Ultimately, a framework for sustainable transportation was created by this project and analyzed by the report.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

August 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Social Science and Policy Studies

Advisor Department

Interdisciplinary Programs

Advisor Department

Undergraduate Studies