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Community Toolbox

The National Park Service's Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance (RTCA) program helps communities work together to improve their special places. They've produced The Community Toolbox, a set of techniques for project development and community participation. All of the techniques are those that the program uses and can recommend. These were originally developed as print pieces and are now in online form. The Tool Box site is both a resource for any organization collaborating on local projects as well as a model for creating an online kit of how-to materials.

The 48 individual tools are presented in an easy-to-read and easy-to-use format. Both the web site and the hard copy offer suggestions and guidance for using the techniques in a variety of situations.

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How bikeable is your community? - Begin pinpointing the bikeablity problems areas and make improvements.
Bikeablity Checklist - Go for a ride and use this checklist to rate your neighborhood's bikeability.
Initiate Change - Find out how to organize and grow your bicycle advocacy organization, acquire resources, work with the media and community leaders and choose issues.
Sustaining and Growing - Find out the tricks of the membership and fundraising trade. Computers, staff, volunteers and members can all play important roles in sustaining the life of your efforts.
Information Clearinghouse - Send your questions to our network of technical experts!
The Bicycling Community - Links to national bicycle advocacy organizations.
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