Profile: Ben Kallos

Ben Kallos, Council District 5, Manhattan  

As Council Member for District 5, Ben Kallos will continue his efforts to expand bike share to El Barrio, Roosevelt Island, and the Upper East Side. He wants to bring East River Ferry service to Roosevelt Island, and introduce crosstown Select Bus Service for the Upper East and Upper West Sides. A regular cyclist, Kallos will work to calm traffic and improve safety around the Queensboro Bridge. He envisions a true complete-streets treatment for Second Avenue after subway construction ends, with loading zones, performance-based parking, and a protected bicycle path. Kallos launched the "Bring Back Our Booths" campaign to restore attendants to subway stations, which became a citywide initiative of Transit Forward.

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