Make Your Town More Bike-Friendly: Community Spokes Toolkit

toolkitdownloadThe Community Spokes Toolkit was developed for local community bike advocates trained by the Bicycle Coalition of Maine as “Community Spokes.”  These tools were designed for all advocates who want to make their own Maine community more bike-friendly.

The Community Spokes Toolkit is intended to help you create a campaign around any local issues related to bicycling and walking, or to help you provide assistance to others doing similar work. It provides the information you need to coordinate or assist with efforts to promote projects, policies and programs in your community to benefit bicycling and walking.

The Toolkit will help you:

  • Create a Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee in your town
  • Bring bike safety and education programs to the town, like Safe Routes to School
  • Develop bike-friendly municipal policies, like Complete Streets policies
  • Find funding for bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure projects
  • Frame and spread your message to those who can help

This resource was developed with funding from the Alliance for Biking & Walking, the Cumberland County Government, and the Morton-Kelly Charitable Trust in Portland, Maine.

Please email Abby King at abby@bikemaine.org to learn more about the Community Spokes Program

 


Part 4: Online Resources

As an addition to the printed Community Spokes Toolkit, we offer this guide to online resources to help you and your committee become more effective advocates for walking and biking in your local community.


Additional Community Spokes Resources


Active Community Environments


Advocacy Process Guides


Alliance for Biking and Walking – Winning Campaigns Resources


Assessment and Evaluation Tools


Complete Streets


Databases


Design Manuals and Planning Guides


Maine Department of Transportation


The Maine Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Education Program


The Maine Safe Routes to School Program


Making the Case for Bicycle and Pedestrian Improvements

Economic and Job Creation

Public Health

Environmental

Equity


Off-Road Trails


Planning & Design Visualization Tools


Web Platforms for Civic Projects


Allied Organizations