Title

BiciTaxi

Date of Award

Spring 2019

Document Type

Thesis

Publisher

Santa Clara : Santa Clara University, 2019

Department

Mechanical Engineering

First Advisor

Tony Restivo

Abstract

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of the progress made concerning the development of a solution aimed at the transportation issues faced by residents of Puebla, Mexico, and specifically the community of Colonia Puebla. Colonia Puebla is a low-income community on the outskirts of Puebla. The overall goal is to develop and prototype a product that will alleviate some of the pressure due to the lack of accessibility of transportation and then field test said product in the target community. Ideally, the product would be able to stimulate a micro-economy to provide a source of income to residents. The project consists of an attachment that includes four subsystems, axle, trailer hitch, suspension and frame. The trailer hitch will connect frame to various types of bicycles. The suspension will alleviate bumpiness and axle will hold selected wheels.

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