The need for better and more efficient transportation is a priority for not only myself, but our community as a whole.
I plan on:
Closing Union Street
In order to create more efficient and effective transportation that serves our community, I will advocate to close Union Street to provide more streamlined transportation. This plan will allow buses to pass through other streets, like 14th street, to get to their destinations in a timely manner. I also plan to implement a straight line travel system between Gowanus and Prospect Park to ensure people are able to get from one place to another in the most efficient way possible.
Our cyclists face dangerous traffic conditions every time they go out on our streets. There must be more traffic calming measures on our streets like speed bumps, curb extensions, and raised crossings to slow down traffic and protect pedestrians and cyclists. We need more protected bike lanes that separate bicyclists from traffic. We also need real penalties for people who injure or kill cyclists. Right now many are simply served a traffic summons, I believe in implementing stricter penalties to send a message to drivers that they need to pay attention to the road and look out for cyclists and pedestrians.
For those who rely upon our train system, I plan to increase the number of trains running to heighten service and movement of people around the city.
I also plan to refurbish our train stations, making them ADA accessible so that everyone can enjoy our train system.