I don't know how many of you are familar with the Oregon Manifest. It is a contest to design and fabricate a "utility" bike. I learned about it this year and there are definately some interesting entries.
I am an industrial designer and although I design mostly medical devices, I was inspired to enter in the 2013 competition. My commuter is a complete kluge and I see very little integration in other designs. I don't know if there will be a contest in 2013 nor do I know if I will have the money to make a custom bike. The design only requires my time, I'll worry about implementation in 2 years.
To start, I need information. Below is a link to a short survey about your bicycle commute. It should take you under 5 minutes to complete. I will appreciate any information you would like to add in this thread. Thank you.