Characterising Bicycle Types: Towards a taxonomy

This study proposes to differentiate bicycles to provide a clear language for further research. It introduces differentiation by wheel count as a distinguishing variable.

Using this classification system it should be easier to distinguish types of cycles without inferring the purpose to which they're being put.

Dr Robbie Napper

To assist colleagues with a project that studies how bicycles are used, we were asked to formulate a way of classifying bicycles. This resulting proposal builds on work published in "Bicycle Design" by Mike Burrows.