Faculty Advisor

Rudolph, Jennifer


Traffic and pollution are persistently growing problems in Hangzhou, one of the oldest and most modern cities in China. To offset this, Hangzhou Omnipay Co., Ltd. sponsored this project to determine if an electric bike sharing system would be feasible in the Xiasha District of Hangzhou. If the system proves effective, Omnipay can implement it in the rest of the city. Electric bikes produce no direct emissions and occupy less road space than automobiles, circumventing the common issues of cars. This project used various onsite research techniques including a survey, focus group, and interviews to discern if there is adequate demand for this system and what its environmental influence may be. This report concludes that an electric bike sharing system would be feasible.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2014

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts