Additional “Equity in DTLA Bike Share” positions now open, applications due October 4!

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Multicultural Communities for Mobility, a project of Community Partners (MCM), is looking for several positions to join the Los Angeles Better Bike Share Partnership Project (LABBSP Project) – a collaborative effort by Metro, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition and MCM. The LABBSP Project has been formulated to research and provide recommendations Metro may consider on how the Downtown LA bike share system can be equitable for all constituents of the city, namely low-income communities of color.

The following positions are available:

  • Evaluation Specialist: The evaluation specialist will work with MCM’s bike share team to develop data collection tools such as a bike share survey, analyze survey data, and aggregate information that will be used to create a report of our findings. The report will be used as tool to inform and recommend changes Metro can take to create an equitable bike share system in LA County. The evaluation specialist needs to have experience in qualitative survey analysis, particularly around gathering narratives. This is an independent contractor position that upon completion the payment will be $1,260 (40 hours at $30/hr). If interested, please submit a 1-page resume and 1-page cover letter to Rio@multicultimobility.org.
  • Videographer: The videographer will work with MCM’s bike share team to capture visual stories from various community members and how they use transportation to/from/and within downtown Los Angeles, including bike share. The videographer will also follow the MCM’s bike share team as they engage in community-driven survey collection and bike safety education. The short videos will document educational methods and capture qualitative data of communities of color and its relationship to bike share. The videographer is expected to produce about five very short videos and one video that is about 5-7 minutes in length that captures our project. This is an independent contractor position that upon completion the payment will be $2,300 (46 hours at $46/hr). If interested please submit a 1-page resume and your portfolio or examples of videos to Rio@multicultimobility.org.
  • Graphic Designer: The graphic designer will work with MCM’s bike share team to create educational and promotional materials to support our grant and research objectives. The designer is responsible for conceptualizing and creating culturally appropriate and engaging materials for our Spanish/English audience. This is an independent contractor position that upon completion the payment will be $1,250 (25 hours at $50/hr). If interested please submit a 1 page resume and send examples of work to Rio@multicultimobility.org.
  • Bilingual Bike Ambassadors (6): The bilingual bike ambassadors will work with MCM’s bike share team to conduct outreach in Spanish and English at community events, presentations and activities, and collect surveys to solicit public input on access to bike services, such as bike share. This is a stipend position for 26 hours at $20/hour.  If interested please submit a 1-page resume and 1-page cover letter to Rio@multicultimobility.org.

Queer Trans* Intersex people of color, women of color, people of color and people with a social justice and equity lens are strongly encouraged to apply. Please share this announcement with friends, family, and your networks. All application materials are due Tuesday, October 4, 2016. Positions are expected to start by mid-October 2016.

Thank you,

The Multicultural Communities for Mobility Team

Our bike share outreach work is supported by the Better Bike Share Partnership, a collaboration between the City of Philadelphia, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, PeopleForBikes Foundation and the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and funded by The JPB Foundation.

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Job Opportunities: MCM hiring for part-time bike share outreach in DTLA

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Photo courtesy of Metro

Multicultural Communities for Mobility is excited to announce the launch of Metro’s bike share system in downtown Los Angeles on July 7, 2016. This summer, we look forward to this significant milestone in Los Angeles transportation and being part of a pilot project following this launch.

MCM has partnered with Metro, the Los Angeles Department of Transportation, and the Los Angeles County Bicycle Coalition to launch a pilot project to engage, inform, and educate low-income community members about bike share with the goal of learning about their use of the system, their concerns, barriers, and interests related to biking. Thanks to our advocacy, L.A. now has the opportunity to make bike share work for ALL of our communities, by launching the first surveying and community engagement efforts targeted at low-income communities of color.

MCM will be hiring LA’s very first bike share community engagement and research team with part-time contractor roles by July, including an:

…and more to be announced.

We want culturally competent, bilingual (especially Spanish) people of color and/or LGBT folks to apply! Please share this announcement with friends, family, and your networks! Applications are due Friday, June 17, 2016.

Our bike share outreach work is supported by the Better Bike Share Partnership, a collaboration between the City of Philadelphia, the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia, PeopleForBikes Foundation and the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and funded by The JPB Foundation.

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MCM Boyle Heights Promotores

Boyle Heights Promotores Program:

Multicultural Communities for Mobility led a bike advocacy campaign in the fall of 2014, focusing on the proposed bike lanes in Boyle Heights on Boyle and Soto. Using the promotores model of organizing, project leaders Rio Contreras and Maryann Aguirre recruited advocates from within the community. The project included a survey of the community’s bike/ped needs, a much needed conversation on gentrification and how bike lanes do or not contribute, and a bici paseo that recruited local bike-friendly businesses to show their support.

The team created a space for the local community to engage in conversations on the importance of cyclist and pedestrian safety, issues experienced by cyclists in Boyle Heights daily, health and socio-economic inequities, and the very real problem of looming gentrification.

This is only the beginning of the conversation in Boyle Heights, but we hope this video helps organizations and groups across the state and the country better understand how to engage, work with and empower communities of color to speak for themselves.

Special thank you to CalBike for supporting this program.

Gathering Community Support:

The team had posters made with images of people that represent the community to demonstrate the diversity of cyclists within the neighborhoods; from abuelas to small businesses – why shouldn’t their voice be represented in the decision-making conversations? As the City of Los Angeles hosts meetings to get public feedback on the proposed bike lanes across the city, how can we make sure the young women, the youth, and the abuelos are at the table?

These were posted on store fronts throughout Boyle Heights. The back of each poster lists conditions for city and county planners to take into consideration, including infrastructure that better supports cyclists an pedestrians, access to free or low-cost bike safety education classes, diversion programs for first-time bike law offenders, and more. Please click HERE to see our list of bike-friendly businesses in the area. Show them some love by stopping by – buy a cup of coffee and pan dulce, get your hair done, or finally get that tattoo you’ve always wanted!

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