Faculty Advisor

Cobb, Eben C.


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.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted



Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering