Brooklyn’s transit system and infrastructure allow 2.6 million people to live and work on such a small space of land. My office believes that a balanced, affordable and safe transportation system is integral to the economic development of the borough, the protection of our environment, the safety of our citizens, and the quality of life of all residents. I have been an early supporter of Vision Zero and also supported efforts to reduce New York City’s speed limit to 25 miles per hour, moves that have and will save lives in Brooklyn and New York City. I also opposed fare and toll hikes on New Yorkers.
In 2014, I used this office’s capital budget to increase mobility by investing in bus access to Brooklyn Bridge Park and worked to allow Brooklynites to better plan their day by investing in bus countdown clocks. In Addition, I partnered with advocates in calling for the MTA and NYCT to protect core transit services while also expanding 21st century bus rapid transit throughout the borough and fast-track ADA accessibility projects at subway stations.