ST. LOUIS • 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.

The city also announced the addition of its first parking-protected bike lane downtown on Chestnut Street between Fourth and 20th streets. It uses parked cars and flexible posts to separate the cycling lane from the driving lane. A striped buffer painted on the street also creates space between open car doors and the bike lane.

The bike lane on Chestnut is the final corridor of Bike St. Louis Phase III, a partnership between the city and Great Rivers Greenway, which has upgraded and added 100 miles of bike routes on city streets.

Leah Thorsen is a regional reporter for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Email her at and follow her on Twitter: @leahthorsen