Don Kostelec is a 20-year professional in transportation planning, health analysis and comprehensive planning. Don’s work extends from Alaska to Florida and California to New York, but is focused in the Intermountain West. He is an avid walker and has been since the age of 1.
Commissioner Kostelec’s specialty areas include: The Americans with Disabilities Act, Transportation Policy & Finance, Health Impact Assessment, Active Transportation Design, Complete Streets, Governance, and Whiskey.
Don is a current Board Member of the Treasure Valley Cycling Alliance in Boise, and a past member of the Idaho Walk Bike Alliance Board of Directors, Board of Directors of Bike Walk NC, and North Carolina’s Eat Smart/Move More Leadership Team in North Carolina.
Don is known as a provocative speaker who helps communities better engage the design profession for more equitable and safer street design that prioritizes the safety of people over the movement of cars. He is a frequent contributor to national podcasts and stories on safe street design and walkability. Don has a Master of Urban Planning & Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and Journalism from Western Carolina University.