As Denver grows and our quality of life attracts more businesses, we need to invest in transportation choices to move people more efficiently and safely on our existing street network. More transportation choices will help maintain our city’s quality of life. This has been a top priority my entire career, and I’ll continue to be a leading advocate for improving our city’s infrastructure.

In addition to serving on the Board that built our newest transit hub at Denver Union Station, I served for seven years on the Denver Regional Council of Governments that sets the vision and prioritizes the spending of federal dollars for how we move around in the region. Denver and the region share many goals, including expanding the choices commuters have, improving safety of roadways for both drivers and pedestrians, and reducing congestion. We are making progress in putting more resources into meeting our transportation needs, including almost a half billion dollars for transit, paving, and other transportation improvements approved by voters in the 2017 Denver bond. One glimmer of our successful investments in transit is that commuters coming to Denver take public transportation more often than other cities in the US. 

But more improvements are needed to ensure transit is more accessible, affordable and faster in Denver. I participated in the Denver Moves: Transit Plan process to help map out how Denver can achieve these goals, and I enhance my understanding tremendously when I ride the bus in to work, including a “day living on the minimum wage” where I had to get across town with my son on RTD.

I have supported Council-led priorities, processes and amendments to expand funding for sidewalks, and will continue to fight to ensure we have the safe infrastructure we need to walk to transit stops or destinations like schools or work.

 

News From the Campaign:

The Personal is Political – Join Us at Saturday’s Womxn’s March

By: Robin Kniech As our foremothers taught us, for women especially, the personal is political. In 2017 I was honored and privileged to speak at the first Women’s March. This year I’m inviting you to join me, Denver’s women and all those who support the fight against all forms of oppression in the 2019 Womxn’s March, … Continued

Passionate About Robin and Women’s Leadership

By: Jordan Fouts, Campaign Manager, Kniech for Council At-Large My name is Jordan Fouts, and I’m taking a break from my career in community service to run Robin’s re-election campaign. I’m passionate about electing women to public office, and about the contributions Robin has made and can continue to make for Denver. I’m writing today … Continued

Important LGBTQ Legislation, Shocking Opposition

By Robin Kniech There’s big news in Denver. I’ve been supporting the LGBTQ Commission in bringing forward a ban on the discredited practice of trying to “convert” queer and trans youth in Denver, and Wednesday it unanimously passed out of committee. Pending passage by the full Council in January, Denver would join more than 40 … Continued

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