Ryan Lam is a daily skater and daily Bart and Muni rider. Thousands of citizens depend on public transportation such as Muni and Bart which is why it is a priority to work with these companies quickly to bring ease to our riders.
Bart and Muni improvements
Bart has made major strides in the form of helping commuters in San Francisco. Bart is constantly assembling and remodeling new Bart Cars to decrease wait times and increase safety. Bart has also explored turning old buildings or lots into apartments that citizens can live in. Bart is always trying to help with the homelessness, drug, and trash issues at each station. Some have argued that I should not work with Bart because there is no Bart station that runs through District 5; however, I am aware that hundreds of residents still depend on this Bart service.
With thousands of daily riders, Muni is a popular and necessary service that residents in District 5 depend on. I plan to directly work with Muni to increase driver wages because $22.70 is still not affordable for the amount of work being put in. This deals with the labor shortage to ease hot routes and rush hours preventing overcrowding of busses and improving the comfortability for riders. The addition of more busses in these hot routes could possibly take an estimated 5 cars off the roads decreasing traffic and preserving the environment. Also, Muni’s operating system is out of date; we have the right to push for an automated system to prevent delays.
5 pedestrians were hit and killed by cars; 4 of 5 being elderly. This is why I propose a district wide infrastructure improvement, starting with roads near senior centers, schools, parks and hilly streets. Alamo Square is a popular example of not having up-to-date street signs: with over hundreds of pedestrians a day, hilly environments, and a high school, Alamo Square needs more speed limit signs and pedestrian timers in large intersections. My infrastructure improvement plan also includes finding creative methods to protecting bikers and keeping bike lanes safe.
The addition of more busses in these hot routes could possibly take an estimated 5 cars off the roads decreasing traffic and preserving the environment.