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Project Goal
The goal of our project is to rethink alternative transportation methods and the potential impacts they can have on a community.

  • Find a means of sustainable transportation of both people and goods.
    This could mean designing communities in ways such that less traditional transportation is necessary, with the goal of making communities safer, happier, healthier, more productive, and more sustainable. Alternately, this could be a form of transportation that is sustainable, safe, and can be fit into the existing transportation system of an area as it develops.
  • Design and potentially construct a usable form of sustainable transportation which can be easily implemented in a developing area, without complex tooling or design knowledge.
  • Find locally appropriate design solutions that can be implemented in a real city or village. Potentially establish a working relationship with this group and or with people in the community.
  • Work with and learn from existing projects and efforts.


  • Understand the way that transportation methods can be implemented to positively influence the lives of community members.
  • Critically analyze the “problem” we, as outsiders, are trying to fix and see if it truly aligns with the needs and wants of the people who will be using it.
  • Critically analyze the effects and side-effects, both good and bad, of introducing a new technology and source of income into an existing community.
  • Learn to build a bamboo bicycle
  • Find alternative transportation for our own lives and those around us.
  • Understand how a Ghanaian would view our transportation and society and what changes they may ask of us. Possibly this would include greater use of bikes and public transportation our own lives. Living these changes is one of out groups goals.