Bike Lanes Task
Design a safe bike lane.
In the Bike Lanes task, a city is encouraging its citizens to use bicycling as a form of transportation. Students need to apply the engineering design process to come up with a route design for a safe bike lane. Similar to what engineers face when tackling a problem, students need to produce a design that meets specific requirements while accounting for trade-offs between options including cost and safety.
Most students understood the requirements for a final design but were less able to carry out a design process and explain a design rationale involving trade-offs between solutions.