Faculty Advisor

Cobb, Eben C.

Abstract

The use of public transportation has risen significantly over the past two decades, as well as the use of bicycles by commuters to travel to and from stops. However, the limited bike storage on city buses does not always account for the number of riders. This purpose of this project is to initiate the development of a bus bike rack that not only stores more bicycles but also solves other issues with current bus bike racks, such as storing the bikes out of the bus driver's view to the front and keeping the bus at its standard length. This project not only provides a new method of storing bicycles on city buses, but it also acts as a first step toward encouraging further use of both bicycles and public transportation for daily commute.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

2020-05-11

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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