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Kea Wilson

Kea Wilson is Senior Editor for Streetsblog USA. She has more than a dozen 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 kea@streetsblog.org or on Twitter @streetsblogkea. Please reach out to her with tips and submissions.

State DOTs Spend Even More Money on Highway Expansions Than We Thought

Advocates knew states would go on a highway widening binge when the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law passed — but they didn't know it would be quite this bad.

February 22, 2024

Why Every E-Biker Should Be Worried About NJ’s Proposed Micromobility Insurance Law

Instead of ensuring safety on Garden State roads, requiring bikers to carry insurance could make roads more dangerous, inequitable and polluted.

February 14, 2024

Messaging About Vision Zero Matters — Here’s How To Do It Better

Cities across the U.S. are embracing "safe systems" approaches. But are they prepared to sell their residents on those game-changing strategies — much less involve them as meaningful partners?

February 14, 2024

TikTok Influencers Are Encouraging You to Use ‘Tax Hacks’ To Buy Huge SUVs and Trucks

Tax breaks for big vehicles have long nudged Americans towards buying SUVs and rucks they don't really need — and TikTok videos that trumpet these "tax hacks" aren't helping.

February 13, 2024

Five Things to Learn From NYC’s Decade of Vision Zero Successes And Shortcomings

America's oldest city-wide Vision Zero goal is turning 10. What can other cities learn from their experiences?

February 12, 2024

Why Jaywalking Reform Is an Unhoused Rights Issue

A stunning 41 percent of jaywalking stops in Washington state involve an unhoused person. And no one knows how bad the problem is in the rest of America.

February 7, 2024

Study: Subsidizing Transit Actually Makes It More Efficient

Generations of pundits have argued that operating subsidies enfeeble transit agencies and allow them to run inefficient routes with tons of empty seats. A new study says the opposite is true.

February 5, 2024

Could This Bill Finally Give Transit Agencies the Operations Funding They Need?

Is it finally time for Congress to spend more to keep the buses and trains running?

February 1, 2024

Study: Find Out Exactly How Much More Likely a Tall Car Is To Kill You

Mammoth SUVs and pickups are more likely to kill pedestrians — but the danger isn't shared equally between models or walkers.

January 31, 2024