Interview with Jamie Wilson, new bike/ped coordinator in St. Louis | St. Louis Public Radio

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St. Louis’ first Bicycle/Pedestrian Coordinator plans to start collecting data on bicycle traffic as the city ramps up its efforts to improve alternative modes of transportation.
Traffic engineer Jamie Wilson is getting settled at the Street Department as St. Louis' first Bike/Pedestrian Coordinator.
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Traffic engineer Jamie Wilson began his new post with Street Department Oct. 5. According to Wilson, his work will rely on existing data provided by the city police department and the new data collected on bicycles to focus investments and improvements where they’re needed most in the city.

Mayor Francis Slay established Wilson’s position to improve pedestrian and bicycle transportation as part of his Complete Streets initiative.

MoBikeFed comment: Advocates have long been urging St. Louis City to hire a dedicated bicycle/pedestrian coordinator to be the point person for bicycle and pedestrian planning, design, and construction across the city.

Now that the city has finally made that move, expectations are high for the difference Wilson may be able to make.