1. Get a sense of your current bicycling situation by surveying where people ride and by talking to people who ride to work—they know what works and where the trouble spots are.
2. Assess your community’s biking infrastructure.
Do you have a connected network of streets, bike lanes and bike paths? Do public buildings and private workplaces offer bike parking? Do maps show bike-friendly routes?
3. Study what other communities have done.
4. Consider building your own community’s “civic infrastructure,” such as a citizens’ bicycle/pedestrian committee or hiring a town bicycle coordinator.
5. Learn potential sources of federal, state and local funding.