Folding bike research survey


New Member
Hi there, I am a Mechanical Engineering student who has been tasked with a group project to design and build a folding bike. As part of our market research we have created this short 2 minute survey aimed at cyclists in general, not just owners of folding bikes. I would really appreciate your time to complete the survey. Many thanks.


Legendary Member
Accra, Ghana
Duly completed. No category for people that don’t commute, not everyone who uses a folder commutes on it and may have other reasons for buying one, like me.


Kilometre nibbler
Fell apart a bit at question 5.

5. What is your main mode of transport for your daily commute? Bike;Car;Train/tram;Bus;Taxi;Walking

Like many people I don't have a commute at the moment. No option for none/other.

Gave up at that point.

All uphill

I didn't recognise you but I knew your bike

As above the lack of a "do not commute" option is poor.

My top priority for a folder is how easy it is to carry, but that wasn't an option either.

We really need an alternative to a Brompton so I wish you well with this, but it will need to be much better designed than your questionnaire!


Über Member
Sheffield, UK
Done, with the the same reservations as previous respondees.
I'd also add that Q1 doesn't allow anyone identifying as non-binary the option to say so, if they wish.
And, once again, it would be nice if just once, someone posting a survey would come back when it's complete and provide a summary of findings. It's both courtesy and a way of thanking those who generously provided their data.
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