Job Opening

The Department of Transportation’s Bicycle Group is hiring. Know anyone good for the job?

The New York City Department of Transportation is embarking on an aggressive campaign to expand the City’s on-street network of bicycle lanes and routes to facilitate the use of bicycles as an emission-free mode of transportation. Over the next three years, the department will triple its annual output of new bicycle lane miles. A skilled technician/project manager is needed to bring new bicycle lane proposals from the conceptual stage through implementation.

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