STATEN ISLAND — Mid-Island City Council candidate John Mancuso wants to make it easier to get around Staten Island.
Mancuso released a plan that aims to reduce traffic congestion and the time it takes for city agencies to pave streets.
"It's no secret that traffic on this island is absolutely horrendous, and the roads aren't any better," Mancuso said.
"As councilman, I will offer a wide range of solutions to tackle congestion on our streets and improve the conditions of our roads."
In his plan, Mancuso said he would make right turns on red lights legal for all "T" intersections, not just designated ones. He also wants to make the windy section of Richmond Hill Road, dubbed "Snake Hill" by residents, a one-way street going toward the Staten Island Mall.
Mancuso said he would also try to get the Department of Transportation to develop an app that would notify residents about when and where roadwork is being done and how long it will take.
The DOT did not respond to requests for comment.
Mancuso's plan would also push for a law that would require more communication between agencies and would have the DOT regularly attend community meetings.