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County Planning Commission again examined the Ohukai/P Hwy traffic project

8/11/15  UPDATE  HDOT do not show up…Commission acts to take all possible actions to insure pedestrian safety at busy intersection. Once again we testified for action to have this new (completed?) intersection renovation made safe for pedestrians and bicyclists, and the Commission heard and agrees. They have called for HDOT response once again  at Sep […]

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I’M HERE FOR KARL!

UPDATE  8/6/15  After several months of numerous hearings, the defendant, Michael Cattaneo, agreed to a plea agreement by stating no contest to two of the numerous charges, with the remainder dismissed. A sentencing hearing is now scheduled for December 4 at 9:00 AM See Maui News Article Kula man pleads no contest in fatal crash […]

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DID YOU RIDE A BIKE ON MAUI WHERE NO ONE HAS RIDDEN BEFORE?

FOLLOW-UP 8/4/15 Almost 100 guys spanning the ages from kekei to kupuna  on a huge array of bicycles assembled for the ride this morning, led by the leadership of Maui Bicycle League. State and County officials participated, with almost everyone on a bike, and numerous citizens from a various parts on our island completed the […]

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KCA back at Planning Commission to speak on DownTown Kihei

We were in the minority on choice of agenda item Tuesday morning   As the room literally overflowed out the door on 7/28/15,, KCA was the first and one of few to testify here. We continued our pitch for safe bicycling and pedestrian access inside and outside around this proposed project, on both sides of […]

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Star Player is BACK again

UPDATE  5/25/15         BACK AGAIN  The very popular Double “D” Maui bus is back in Kihei this week. We have to assume the low hanging lines were raised, and the street trees were trimmed to everyone satisfaction, since the DOT told us nearly half a year ago (see below) the bus was ready to go. Now we’ll […]

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KCA again proposes a safe bike path in Kihei

            UPDATE 5/7/15 This afternoon KCA assembled with DPW Director David Goode, Councilman Don Couch and new Park’s Director Kaala Buenconsejo at the entrance to the Kihei Community Park (KCP) for a site visit/walk along the makai edge of park to examine KCA’s proposed asphalt bike path extending from Welakahao […]

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A SAFE BIKE RIDE IN MEMORY OF KARL HAGEN

UPDATE  5/22/15   MAUI NEWS REPORT ON TOMORROW’S EVENT:   Bicyclists conduct silent ride to remember slain Kihei cyclist May 22, 2015 The Maui News Save | Post a comment |             Bicyclists are invited to join a “Ride of Silence” from Kahului to Kihei and back Saturday to commemorate […]

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KCA testifies again at Council’s B & F Committee

On Wednesday morning (4/15/15) KCA expressed continuing support for safe bicycling in So Maui. While we had done so at the neighborhood committee meeting on April 2, see http://gokihei.org/news/are-you-ready-for-countys-fy-2016-budget As this morning meeting on the eight floor was considering matters pertaining to the Department of Public Works (DPW), we joined several safe Maui bicycling advocates […]

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Two KCA Directors testify at Planning Commission- we’ll be back on 4/28/15 too!

On Tuesday morning (4/14/15) KCA expressed continuing community support for the inclusion of sidewalks at the intersection of Ohukai and the Pi’ilani Hwy, which is presently being refurbished by HDOT in North Kihei . (See http://gokihei.org/environment/kca-testified-to-the-planning-commission-this-morning-31015 and http://gokihei.org/development-project-review/why-no-sidewalks-again-seems-all-talk-and-no-walk ) The major focus of the meeting was the “Orientation Workshop,” explaining the planning process, the divisions […]

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KCA ‘s ongoing call for a safe reasonable walkable/bikeable community SIDEWALKS

Sadly, wherever we have them, Kihei is notorious for disjointed segmented sidewalks. Needless to say, this discourages walking for any distance, as if you are forced into the roadway, the lack of safety is obvious. Rather than a parent pushing a stroller for the joy of a walk in a pleasant atmosphere or to run […]

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