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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.

How To Find America’s Missing Bus Shelters

America is full of sorry bus stops — but advocates and agencies don't always know exactly how many need some TLC. A new study used the power of AI to fill that gap.

March 7, 2024

The Inconvenient Truth Behind the Pandemic Rise in Distracted Driving

New data shows we're struggling to curb distraction while driving. Is it time to talk about curbing driving instead?

March 6, 2024

All The Ways That Car Domination Harms Communities (Well, Almost All…)

A new study seeks to quantify everything car culture costs us. Yet there are still more ways that auto-centrism hurts us all.

March 5, 2024

Experts Urge Feds To Get Impaired Driving Tech Right — And They Need Your Help

A new vehicle safety tech requirement could save 10,000+ lives a year, a new working group says – but only if we implement it in a thoughtful way that wins public acceptance.

March 4, 2024

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