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Develop a Neighborhood-Community Asset Inventory
Information on how to develop an asset inventory of your neighborhood or community.
Organize a Walking Group or Community Fitness Program
Collective fitness is typically easier to commit to than individual fitness programs, and it also promotes neighborhood solidarity, use of public spaces, and overall neighborhood safety.
Make a Healthy Corner Store and Encourage Healthy Eating
By encouraging stores to improve their food and service offerings to be more healthy and local, they encourage and enable healthier eating habits.
Start a Bike Share or Bike Hub
A bike hub will be different in every community and should be customized and operated to meet the needs of that community.
Start or Enhance a Neighborhood Safety Program
Information and resources on starting a neighborhood safety program
Develop Safe Routes to School or a Walking School Bus
Safe Routes to School is a national and international movement to create safe, convenient, and fun opportunities for children to bicycle and walk to and from school.
Launch a Neighborhood Timebank
A timebank is a currency, like money, that can be traded among neighbors. In this case, the currency is an hour of time. An hour of help earns one credit.
Establish a Community Tool Library
It operates much like a traditional library, where residents check out tools and return them about a week later.
Establish a Community Garden or Local Food Installation
Information and resources on establishing a community garden or food installation.

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