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:

City Council Passes Initiative to Fight Housing Discrimination

By: Robin Kniech Great news! As you know, I’ve been working on a bill to ensure that no one is turned away from a home they can afford just because of how they will pay for it. Earlier this week, the Denver City Council voted to pass the initiative! The overwhelming victory means that single mothers … Continued

Denver City Councilwoman Says Her Plan Would End Housing Discrimination

By: The Denver Channel Denver’s housing market is tough for everyone, but it can be even tougher for people lucky enough to get a voucher from the Denver Housing Authority that could pay for some of their rent. That’s because many landlords refuse to accept rent payments from housing assistance programs like Section 8. On … Continued

A Councilmom, Not a Superhero

A Personal Mother’s Day Reflection: Six years ago, I was early in the adventure of elected public service while parenting a preschooler. I wrote the piece, Before I Was a Mom, at the only possible time I had available to write or reflect, 2 a.m. Today, my son is halfway through childhood at 9 years old and I’m … Continued

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