BikeSGV is excited to share that we have been awarded a two year grant to assist cities across the San Gabriel Valley collect local data on walking and biking. As the map below highlights, many communities in the region have not conducted any bicycle and pedestrian counts, let alone more robust forms of data collection such as community street audits and surveys.
This seemingly mundane task is absolutely critical insofar as highly competitive state grant funding for implementing infrastructure improvements such as bike lanes and paths favors applications and projects more heavily that have robust, current local data. The lack of such data places our communities at a disadvantage in applying for funding for walking and biking projects. Needless to say we are excited to announce we are looking for an individual to help us address this need and support a more pedestrian and bike-friendly SGV! Read on for details.
ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION DATA COORDINATOR SOUGHT
Title: SGV Active Transportation Data Coordinator
Job Description: BikeSGV is seeking a full-time Data Coordinator for a two year grant-funded project. The Coordinator will work in collaboration with project volunteers, advisory board members and stakeholders to collect, analyze and report bicycle and pedestrian mode share data. Focusing on San Gabriel Valley cities lacking such data, the coordinator will organize local bike/ped counts, resident surveys, community street audits, and bicycle parking audits. Collected data will be utilized to facilitate implementation of planned active transportation improvements, identify problem areas, determine local preferred facility types, and develop formal recommendations around Active Transportation for local communities and the San Gabriel Valley Council of Governments..
Ideal candidates will share our passion for creating more pedestrian and bike-friendly communities, and have a background in community outreach, data collection, GIS, event planning, and working with culturally and demographically diverse populations.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Specific duties and responsibilities of the coordinator will include:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Salary commensurate with experience. Full benefits, including medical, vision, dental. Annual Metro TAP card. 15 days paid vacation.
Start date January 2015. BikeSGV is a project of Community Partners.
Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and 3 references in PDF format to wes@bikeSGV.org by December 1, 2015.
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