Do you think driver who did this was driving speed limit? Quick repair

North Kihei neighborhood  residents have asked for help on Ohukai St. for years. Few disjointed, disconnected sidewalks; no bike lanes; speeding vehicles; http://www.gokihei.org/news/are-vehicles-speeding-up-ohukai-in-n-kihei    kind of the antithesis of walkable-bikeable complete street concepts. A few years back some were able to get the HDOT to change the directional sign on the Pi’ilani Highway which directed southbound traffic for Kihei to turn right makai on Ohukai.. The signage now says Kihei next four rights, which reduced the volume of confused visitor drivers on this completely residential roadway.

Recently the County DPW is reacting to numerous requests for traffic calming, and has been monitoring speed and volume on roadway between SKR and the highway. http://www.gokihei.org/government/do-you-know-what-this-box-if-for   Now we are informed by DPW Director David Goode that this portion of Ohukai is part of the next round of speed hump/speed table  construction., and could be installed there before Summer, 2014.  KCA will be asking the Kihei division of MPD for more and stronger enforcement in this area

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3 comments on “Do you think driver who did this was driving speed limit? Quick repair

  1. Dawn Powell on said:

    That’s fantastic! I wish we could similar results on Keonekai rd. I’ve been emailing Don Couch and David Goode and the captain of the Maui police department. The speeding problem on Keonekai road is ridiculous. The police did radar one day oh my gosh they were out in the middle of the road flagging people down going 15 mph over! They had a stack of tickets. The one and only speed table is a joke. No one stops for that. The traffic on this road is huge. One Sunday morning I was curious as to how much traffic so I counted. From 9:15 to 10:15 there were 199 vehicles. Any help you could give us would be great full. Don Couch has been in touch with me and said David Goode is studying the situation. Thank you for all you guys do for Kihei!

  2. Meleana K on said:

    Mahalo KCA for all you do, finally they are listening.
    That is awesome. I feel for anybodies life and safety walking down Ohukai, it is dangerous. That is one area in N. Kihei. Next hopefully they will include Kenolio Rd., from Kihei Villages south till it ends. It is insane in the morning, the speed limit is 20-30. On average I bet they go up to 40, while on a cell phone. There are children on the road walking to get to the school bus and there will be a driver on the phone, speeding with her own keiki in the back seat. Go Figure. I would think their life, a childs life, another persons childs’ life is much more important than getting to your final destination 5min late.
    Seems like peoples priorities are all messed up.
    What is the rush anyways, we life on an island, an incredibly beautiful island. Please people, slow down. You have to be responsible for your life and everyone elses life while you are driving a 1000lb+ killing machine.
    Thank you for all you guys do for Kihei!

  3. Lila Sherman on said:

    I’m delighted to be able to share my experience of seeing a lady get off the bus that was heading south,at Ohukai, and – pushing a child in a stroller – IN FRONT of her — crossed the street IN FRONT of the bus without checking to see if there were any cars. Thankfully a car hit the brakes. She blithely just continued to saunter across the street. I now NEVER pass a bus while it is stopped!!!!

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