As a pedestrian, motorist, and cyclist, Carlina understands the challenges of sharing our roads and sidewalks. Commuter options in District 2 are limited and those existing are in need of improvement. Our buses, trains, and bike lanes are packed to capacity and we must ensure that we are safe whatever means we use to travel. As a Council Member, Carlina will address:
L Train Alternatives – Carlina will demand that the City and MTA do a better job informing the community of how they will address the L train shut down for the 100,000 riders who take the line in Manhattan.
Bicycle Safety – While bicycling can provide significant health and environmental benefits, Carlina knows that increased bike lanes and programs like CitiBike will require better efforts to protect cyclists and reduce bicycle-pedestrian collisions. She will work for better education, enforcement, clearer identification of bicycle lanes, and mitigation efforts at intersections to prevent future collisions and fatalities.
Traffic and Congestion – Carlina will advocate for expanded Select Bus Service (SBS) and further public transportation innovations to reduce our communities’ carbon footprint, improve our commute, and reduce traffic and congestion.