Today’s Headlines

  • Tap on the Wrist for 18-Year-Old Hit-and-Run Driver Who Struck 15-Year-Old Victim (Post-Dispatch)
  • Bicyclist, 14, Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Motorist in Grain Valley (AP)
  • What You Need to Know About Obama’s New Transportation Budget (Streetsblog USA)
  • Transportation of America Responds to Budget Plan
  • Westbound Span of Chain of Rocks Canal Bridge to Be Demolished Today (Post-Dispatch)
  • IIHS: More Than 820 People Died in Motor Vehicle Crashes in Missouri in 2012 — Up From 2011 and 2010
  • Starting in April, CMT’s Ten Toe Express Will Show You How Easy It Is to Take Transit (Post-Dispatch)

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Today’s Headlines

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Call-A-Ride Driver Strikes, Injures Washington University Faculty Member on Bicycle in Crosswalk (AP) More Pedestrians Struck, One Killed by Motorist Tuesday Night (Post-Dispatch) 55-Year-Old Woman Struck, Injured by Motorist in Joplin Sunday Evening (Joplin Globe) Did Lack of Transit in Remote Parts of Region Contribute to Two Pedestrian Deaths? (Post-Dispatch) Corporate Tax Reform to Fund Transportation Appears to Have Growing Bipartisan Support […]

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Study: Bike-Share Would Work in St. Louis (Post-Dispatch) One of the Four Teens Struck by Motorist in Kansas City Friday Has Died (Fox4KC) Man in Lee’s Summit Struck, Killed by Semi Truck Driver (KMBC, KSHB) High-Speed Rail Improvements Between St. Louis and Chicago in the Works (StateJrnlReg) Bike Lanes/Routes Being Encouraged in Eastern Jackson County, MO […]
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At Long Last, St. Louis to Hire Dedicated Bike/Ped Coordinator

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At long last, St. Louis City is hiring a dedicated bicycle and pedestrian coordinator.  For over a decade advocates have called for the city to budget for and hire a dedicated bicycle/pedestrian coordinator.  Recently the pressure has mounted because the response to the St Louis City bicycle friendly Community application called for the city to hire a dedicated, professional bike/ped coordinator, and St. Louis-based advocacy group Trailnet has ratcheted up the pressure for the city to improve bike/ped safety and hire the coordinator soon. St. Louis Mayor Slay and Alderman Scott Ogilvie are two of the major supporters of improvements for bicycling and walking in St. Louis City governmentThe St Louis Post-Dispatch wrote:The city is looking to hire a bike/pedestrian coordinator to plan for and respond to the needs of cyclists and pedestrians.The salary range for the job is $47,814 to $73,788, the city said in a job post, for what is described as a “professional traffic engineering position.”Job duties will include coordinating bicycle and pedestrian projects; being a point of contact for bike- and pedestrian-related grants, awards and the bike share program; and implementing bike lanes, shared lane markings, signs, bike racks, bike corrals, better crosswalks and pedestrian signals.A bachelor’s degree in urban planning or transportation planning, or in traffic or civil engineering or a directly related field, is required. The city also wants five years’ experience in transportation planning, land use planning and in urban planning and design.“Our new bike/pedestrian coordinator will help make St. Louis a more bikable, walkable place to live, work, and explore by considering everyone — not just those behind the wheel — when it comes to designing and maintaining our streets,” Mayor Francis Slay said in a statement Friday.The deadline to apply is Aug. 7.St. Louis city has gradually moved towards becoming more bicycle and pedestrian friendly.  But part of that process is following national standards and recommendations, including the recommendation to have a full-time, dedicated, bicycle and pedestrian coordinator.  We congratulate St. Louis City and the local advocates who have helped make this happen.Link to the bike/ped coordinator job posting is here. Working for more, better, safer bicycling and walking across Missouri is our goal.  You can find all the details in our Vision for Bicycling and Walking in Missouri. Spreading the word about progress and good news about bicycling and walking across Missouri is an important part of our mission.  Supporting local advocacy groups who work hard for advances like this is an important part of our mission as well.Your ongoing membership and generous financial support helps our Vision become reality! Link:  At long last, St Louis to hire dedicated bike/ped coordinator; Application deadline August 7th