Monday, October 06, 2008

Breaking: Mayor Nutter Saves Christmas, Finally Hires City's First Pedestrian And Bicycle Coordinator

Popped collar and scooter notwithstanding, the new bike and pedestrian enhancements in Manhattan have been tremendous successes

Praise Jesus.
The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is proud to announce that Mayor Nutter’s Office of Transportation and Utilities hired Charles Carmalt for the position of Pedestrian and Bicycle Coordinator. Thank you Mayor Nutter for fulfilling this campaign promise and filling this position.

Carmalt joined the Office with 35 years of transportation planning experience. His career included both private and public sector work. For the last nine years, he ran his own consulting firm where his projects placed special emphasis on the needs of pedestrians and bicyclists.

His role at the City will be to coordinate all activities that impact the quality of the urban environment for pedestrians and bicyclists. His responsibilities will range from assisting on the Planning Commission’s forthcoming Pedestrian and Bicycle Plan to helping build relationships with outside agencies like the Philadelphia Parking Authority in order to expand and improve our bicycle parking options.
July 1, huh? Almost made it.

We hope that in addition to “coordinating,” Carmalt will also be doing plenty of advising and implementing. We also look forward to Philadelphia’s streets quickly becoming significantly more livable and complete, with the accommodation and safety of pedestrians and bicycles becoming a much bigger priority for the Streets Department and the city overall.

Philadelphia Hires Bicycle Pedestrian Coordinator
[ Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia ]

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