Hennepin County hires first bike and pedestrian coordinator

  • Article by: Elizabeth Hustad , Star Tribune
  • Updated: February 4, 2014 - 1:36 AM

Hennepin bike and pedestrian coordinator steps into job Feb. 10.

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mxm123Feb. 3, 14 8:19 PM

Almost 70K to "coordinate" bikes and pedestrians. Hmmm

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freedubayFeb. 3, 14 8:21 PM

If she can get rid of the ice, snow and cold then I'm all for it.

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jaw99Feb. 3, 14 8:22 PM

I'm all for safety, but some of the trails are so bumpy I'll ride the street instead. Can we focus a little more on maintenance vs expansion for a while?

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bennyjetFeb. 3, 14 8:32 PM

What a waste of taxpayer money. It never ends.

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rusty0101Feb. 3, 14 8:36 PM

As an infrequent biker, the one improvement I would like to see is better signage for bicyclists around road construction that shuts down bike lanes, but doesn't shut down the street for cars or buses. I suspect that the same may be true for people walking, though my experience there has usually been that the alternate path, 'across the street', usually isn't shut down at the same time, where as bike paths often don't have an alternate path that doesn't involve going a couple of blocks out of the way.

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drfranktFeb. 3, 14 8:41 PM

ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? A bike and pedestrian "coordinator" for $68000 a year? Really? How does one qualify for this type of government job? I've got 60 years experience as a bike rider and pedestrian! Is that enough experience?

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cartoonconnFeb. 3, 14 8:45 PM

Agree with jaw99. Should spend the money on plowing the paths, lanes and trails.

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shushyn78Feb. 3, 14 8:56 PM

She could get way more in the private sector as bike coordinators are a hot commodity(wink).

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sully_mnFeb. 3, 14 8:56 PM

I'd be a great couch & easy chair coordinator, where should I send my résumé?

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workforit1Feb. 3, 14 9:10 PM

Did they post this position? Why did they hire someone from NY? I know she is local, but I wonder if they paid for any relocation...? Is there no end to the useless hirers of MPLS government employees? I would like to be the pizza coordinator, where should I send my resume? Oh, I would also like to be the nightclub coordinator.

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