City of Boston

Sr. Bike Share/Active Transportation Planner

Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/9/2023 9:25 AM)
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Traffic Division
Regular Full-Time
Btd Policy&Planning
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This is a provisional appointment.


Brief Job Description:

The Boston Transportation Department (BTD) is seeking a Senior Active Transportation Planner to increase access to biking through the implementation of programs that make bikes broadly available and that build skills in biking for people of all ages. This includes, but is not limited to, oversight of the City’s public bike share program and its community educational programming. The selected individual will work to provide a long-lasting, fiscally sustainable public bike share option for residents, workers and visitors, aligned with the City’s goals for equity and access. Reporting to the Commissioner or designee, the Senior Bike Share/Active Transportation Planner works closely with departmental colleagues to develop overall policy, collaborate with community members and organizations, and work with staff in other City departments, municipalities, regional, and state agencies to advance Boston’s bike share system. The Senior Bike Share/Active Transportation Planner will lead a team of professionals to execute the bike share system and provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn to bike safely and confidently in Boston. The selected individual will work purposefully with teams delivering bike lanes, traffic-calming, and other street design projects to ensure successful overlap of programming and bike share. The Senior Bike Share/Active Transportation Planner envisions and implements cutting-edge initiatives in a changing transportation environment where needs, resources, and opportunities vary enormously.


  • Collaborates with a range of public agencies and private entities to ensure the success of public bike share in Boston and in the region.
  • Directs contractors who are tasked with various aspects of operating the bike share system, including overseeing budgets, setting scopes and schedules, prioritizing tasks, and coordination between City departments.
  • Manages and supervises staff (e.g., setting the work plan, budgeting, and staff assignment).
  • Develops policies and programs, in collaboration with colleagues, to advance the City’s goals for bike share and bike ridership.
  • Oversees annual programs to teach people of all ages how to ride a bike safely and confidently on a variety of bike facilities in Boston.
  • Conducts research studies, surveys, geospatial analyses, and interviews to inform the continued evolution and efficacy of the bike share system.
  • Manages community processes using digital, in-person, and on-the-ground engagement.
  • Develops and executes educational programs, workshops, conversation groups, and other outreach campaigns.
  • Directs and manages marketing and other promotional messaging, graphics, and other materials in multiple media, including but not limited to digital, print, video, and audio.
  • Collects and analyzes data to inform regular internal and external reports.
  • Performs related work as required.

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or technical experience in urban planning, regional planning, land use planning or transportation planning, of which at least three (3) years must have been in a
    professional capacity, and of which at least one (1) year must have been in a supervisory capacity.
  • A bachelor’s degree in urban planning, regional planning or transportation, or related field preferred and may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience.
  • A master’s degree in the above mentioned field may be substituted for three (3) years of the required experience. Supervisory experience may not be substituted.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports; to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and to act in a professional manner with co-workers, outside agencies, and members of the public.
  • Proven research, writing, oral, and graphic presentation skills.
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of others.
  • Additional language proficiency in one of the City of Boston’s top ten commonly requested language accommodations is preferred.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.




Union/SalaryPlan/Grade: MM1-8

Hours per week: 35


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