I walk and bike quite often each week because of the close proximity that I live to my office, family, and community recreation. When I graduated from law school and began working as an assistant public defender, I chose to live walking distance to the courthouse and it made a tremendous impact on how I experienced my community and my overall quality of life.
1. I would vote to extend the rail system towards the Broward County line.
2. I would reinstate routes that were removed from communities by the county where cities enhanced resident’s transportation options by offering them trollies and other modes of transportation.
3. I would ensure that buses and trains had officers to ensure the safety of the commuters and discourage disorderly conduct.
1. I would expand the work that I have done in the city of Miami which includes improving the public alleyways in my district with new streetscaping, traffic humps, LED decorative light poles, and bicycle lanes striping.
2. I would encourage protected bike lanes in areas of mass transit and high traffic.
3. I would encourage woonerfs in areas of growth and high density when applicants are building new developments that span many public blocks.
4. I would advocate for the lowering of speed limits in communities that have high capacity streets where the speed of traffic is unsafe.
5. I would make our existing communities more neighborhood like by obstructing pervasive vehicular traffic from commuters who avoid major thoroughfares by cutting through residential streets.
1. I would advocate for free ridership for all Miami-Dade County residents.
2. I would ensure that buses and trains had officers to ensure the safety of the commuters and discourage disorderly conduct.
3. I would reinstate routes that were removed from communities by the county where cities enhanced resident’s transportation options by offering them trollies and other modes of transportation.
I envision that the newly elected commissioners and mayor will be decisive in funding and delivering a better transit system for Miami-Dade County. Each person who is vying for those positions have heard the cry of our community and is eager to make our public transportation system competitive with other communities around the nation.
I believe that a myriad of administrative, political, public and private entities should be responsible for the planning, funding, and operations of our public transportation system. I would encourage the further realization of that belief by amending the transportation governance structure in accordance with it.
Miami-Dade County has appropriately identified a funding base for making major mass transit additions to our existing transportation system. However, over the past decade, it has done a poor job utilizing that funding to actualize transportation system additions for the benefit of its residents.