May 01, 2023

Season 2 Episode 11

Streetsblog USA


kea wilson

The Planning Commissioners love people who are direct and honest about what is happening in our industry and to our many communities. Kea Wilson and her Streetsblog USA colleagues have been leaders in this philosophy for many years. We talked with Kea about her writings and those of Streetsblog and covered topics such as the federal transportation bill, electric vehicles, the continuing impacts of highway expansion projects, and what is going on with pedestrian safety in this country.


Senior Editor, Kea Wilson has more than 10 years experience as a writer telling emotional, urgent and actionable stories that motivate average Americans to get involved in making their cities better places. She is also a novelist, cyclist, and affordable housing advocate. She previously worked at Strong Towns, and currently lives in St. Louis, MO. Kea can be reached at or on Twitter @streetsblogkea.

THE podcast


Commissioner Kostelec taps his southern Appalachian roots for this episode’s whiskey pairing. Mountain dew, white lightning, hooch, Uncle Jesse’s finest. Whatever you call it, this straight corn liquor distilled in the hills of western North Carolina is not watered down and never gets old–just like Streetsblog and Kea’s work to bring unfiltered information and commentary on the state of transportation in the United States (and Canada)!

White Lightning

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