Many people commute to work in Portland using various modes of transit. However, we will focus on the bike commuters. We will develop a model that you could use to select a commuter bike. To do so, we developed a Hierarchical Decision Model containing the important criteria that a commuter uses when selecting a bike. We chose this model because it allows the user to have multiple levels of criteria and manufacturers can use it to see where they can improve their products. This paper will look at the main features of a typical bicycle; the frame, cost, and basic components; though many features are available that would make one bike or the other more suitable for commuting, we felt that this was representative of the factors for the typical commuter. Our team, after extensive research, is the self-styled „experts‟ for evaluation of bicycle features using a pairwise comparison.
Thompson, Justin; Barnwell, Bennett; Calderwood, Timothy; Kumar, Arvind; and Vang, Sath, "Decision Model for Portland Metro Bike Commuters" (2011). Engineering and Technology Management Student Projects. 684.