Table of Contents


Introduction & Recycle-A-Bicycle: The New York Model

Laying the foundation

Project Definition

Organizational Structure


Nuts and Bolts

The Bicycle Collection Network

Curriculum Content

Public Relations

Finding the Funds

Safety, Quality Control, and Liability

Last Words

Resource Directory & Bibliography

Appendix I - Financial and administrative information

Appendix II - Forms and Materials used by RAB [1 MB]

The Authors

Thank yous

Tools for Life: 
A Start-Up Guide for Youth Recycling & Bicycling Programs

Thank You!

The staff of Recycle-A-Bicycle and Transportation Alternatives would like to express its gratitude to the following individuals and organizations for helping to make the first two years of our project a reality.

Peter Arce
The Barker Welfare Foundation
Ben and Jerry's Foundation
Artie-Ann and Joaquin Ben Gotten
Bicycles Unlimited
Bike-Aid Overseas Development Network
Bikes Not Bombs
Francis Bollag
Vincent Canziani
Charron, Schwartz and Partners
The Chase Manhattan Corporation
Roberto Chaves
The Children's Aid Society
Consolidated Edison
Jose Cruz
Richard Cusimano
Tim Forker
Freewheel Freddy
Iraida Hada
Paul Harrison
Intermediate School 218
Institute for Transportation and Development Policy
The Ittleson Foundation
John Forbes
The Liz Claiborne Foundation
Ray Godwin
Lorraine Graves
John Griffin
Charles Hammond
Larry Held
John Kaehny
Jesse Kalb
Debbie and Maaret Klaber
David Kleckner
Steve Klein
Brian Lacy
Louis Lobosco
Alan Lowe
Luis Malove
Nick Malter
Charlie McCorkell, Bicycle Habitat
Bronwen Mauch
Ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President
Peter Meitzler
Peter Monroe
Dan Morgenroth
Richard Negron
The NYC Board of Education
The NYC Dept. of Sanitation
Finn O'Gorman
Open Roads Bike Shop
Jon Orcutt
The Park Slope Mini-School
Pedals for Progress
Ira Perelson
David Perry
Public School 109
R.E.I, Inc.
Wanda Robinson, City-as-School
Luis Rodriguez and family
Nick Sanders
Philip Santize, P.S. 11
David Schweidenback
Gian-Claudia Sciara
Margaret Sikowitz
Sarah Stanley
Strictly Bicycles
The Student Union Club of
Eastern District High School
The Tannen Family Foundation
Toga Bike Shop
Vanessa Valdes
Landon Wickham
The Youth Bicycle Education Network

And a special thank-you to the Environmental Protection Agency for making this Manual possible!

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