Bay Area Job Alert: Bay Area Field Team Member

Bay Area Field Team Member
Motivate

This position is located in San Francisco, California.

Description

Motivate International, parent company of Bay Area Bike Share, is the global bike share leader and a partner to governments and nonprofits in some of the largest cities in the world. We have unparalleled expertise in building and operating large, complex bike share systems.

Led by a group of seasoned urban visionaries, creative leaders and technology innovators, our mission is to revolutionize the landscape of our cities. In an effort to completely transform the urban experience, Motivate is leading the way in making cities more accessible, healthier and sustainable. We create safe and dependable systems that help make cities great by connecting individuals to the people and places they love.

We also bring this ethos to the workplace. We encourage and value diversity, creativity, open communication, and a shared sense of responsibility all while having fun.

About Bay Area Bike Share

Bicycle sharing is a sustainable, healthy, and community-based transport option that enhances urban livability and mobility. Bay Area Motivate currently operates 700 bikes & 70 stations in the Bay Area with plans to expand the system – tenfold – with 7000 bikes by the end of 2018.

Overview of Position:

As a Field Team Member, you will play a fundamental role in Bay Area Motivate bike share operations. You will be responsible for maintaining the overall functionality and ride-ability of the Bay Area bike share system. Working under the primary guidance of the Operations Leadership Team, a Field Team Member will assist and support redistribution of bikes, maintain and repair all stations and related equipment, while supporting general bike share operations across the System.

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Operate a large vehicle or bike train (large tricycle with cart) to redistribute bikes as required, based on real-time demand data
  • Load/unload vehicles with bikes and dock/undock bikes at stations which requires repetitive motion and individual responsibility for lifting up to 50lbs
  • Evaluate bike condition, document and record data regarding bikes and related equipment, and escalate if needed
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently using verbal, written or typed communications with supervisors, managers and support related positions
  • Partner and work collaboratively with Operations Leadership, fellow employees and related positions to assess, evaluate and determine inventory management and control

For the full job description and to apply for this position visit theMotivate Careers Portal website.

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Bikeshare leaders share their paths to transit-focused careers

Eric Gilliland, General Manager of DC’s Capital Bikeshare, and Emily Stapleton, the general manager of Boston’s bikeshare program shared their paths to transit-focused careers in a recent profile on GOOD. Check it out!

As you go about your day, you’re often faced with the decision of how to get from Point A to Point B in the most efficient and easiest way possible. On the street, you likely have many choices from your own vehicle to biking, and it’s people like Emily Stapleton and Eric Gilliland who hope you choose the latter.

“I’ve been involved in cycling in one way or another since I moved to D.C. in 1993,” says Gilliland. “At first it was as a bike commuter, then as a bike messenger, then as events director and eventually executive director of the Washington Area Bicyclist Association. “ Today, Gilliland is the general manager of Capital Bikeshare in Washington, D.C.

For Stapleton, the general manager of Boston’s bike share, Hubway, her transportation journey started in 2007.  The deciding moment came as she waited for a late bus in San Francisco feeling stranded, not knowing when—or if—it would show up. ”I wanted to be part of the movement to improve transportation service offerings and to increase availability of real-time decision-making data,” says Stapleton.

Read more over at GOOD >>

DC Event Alert: Former US DOT Secretary LaHood to Speak at Mobility Lab

At Mobility Lab’s “People First: The Future of Transportation in America”, Secretary LaHood will be speaking to the public for the first time since leaving the DOT. At this event, dedicated to promoting walking, biking, rideshare, and public transportation, the Secretary wants to encourage people to keep the momentum going that he has helped build in cities and towns across the country.

Residents of the benefiting communities have helped build affordable housing next to biking and walking paths. They are helping their neighbors get out of their cars. LaHood himself, with his wife, walk the talk by regularly riding their bikes on the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal Trail in Washington D.C.

People-focused strategies – hence, “People First” – happen when planners focus on where there is demand for infrastructure to help humans move from place to place. That is not traditionally how planners have built networks of movement.

Mobility Lab believes “transportation demand management,” something they are focused on each and every day, is key to maximizing the benefits of popular livability initiatives like transit-oriented development, complete streets, and walkable activity centers. All of these initiatives put people – not cars – first.

Making inroads on the monumental task of how best to move people – using all the modes of transportation available – is crucial to our society’s well-being.

To be inspired by Secretary LaHood (and presenters Tom Fairchild of Mobility Lab and Josh Kavanagh of the Association for Commuter Transportation), please register now for the event. Space is limited. It is happening at Founders Hall on the Arlington campus of George Mason University, Wednesday, October 16, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

– See more at: http://mobilitylab.org/2013/10/03/mobility-labs-ray-lahood-event-set-to-inspire-transportation-options-for-americans/#sthash.yTTetrxa.dpuf

YPT Event Discount: Smart Growth Social

Hey DC-area YPTers!

The Coalition for Smarter Growth, the DC region’s leading organization advocating for transit, pedestrian, and bicycling infrastructure, has invited YPT members and friends to attend its Smart Growth Social with special guest and author Jeff Speck on Wednesday, October 2.

We’ve worked with the Coalition for Smarter Growth to offer YPT members and friends a special YPT-only discounted ticket price of $20. Read on for all the great details to this event, and to purchase tickets. Hope to see you there!

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Tasty refreshments. Good conversation. Supporting more transit, walking, and biking in DC. What’s not to love?

Join the Coalition for Smarter Growth on Wednesday, October 2 from 6:30 – 8:30pm at DC’s Eastern Market for the 2013 Smart Growth Social and Fundraiser, featuring author Jeff Speck, who Planning Magazine says is “one of the few practitioners and writers in the field who can make a 312-page book on a basic planning concept seem too short.”

Using the special YPT-only link in this blog post, tickets are only $20, and proceeds from the event help the Coalition for Smarter Growth continue our work to strengthen walkable and inclusive communities in our region.

Yes! I’ll buy tickets right now >>

Thank you for your support! We hope to see you there!


Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Beuchert’s Saloon, a new addition to the Eastern Market neighborhood dining scene. Beuchert’s serves fresh produce, locally sourced from their Montgomery County family farm, in playful American fare with a creative twist.

We’ll also raffle off great prizes from local establishments, like two $50 gift cards to Founding Famers.

Thanks to the 2013 Smart Growth Social Host Committee: Annie-Marie Bairstow | Emily Conrad | Roger Diedrich | Shannon Duffy | Ron Eichner | Jaime Fearer | Kerry Gathers | Joe Kakesh | Malcolm Kenton | Jeffrey Norman | Denise Schlener | Fuller Sherrod | Tina Slater | Douglas Stewart | Bob Summersgill | Kyle Todd | Ward3Vision

If you have questions about the event, contact the Coalition for Smarter Growth at action@smartergrowth.net.