UPDATE 10/23/13   Councilmember Don Guzman organized a “Kahului Community Town Hall Meeting” this evening at Lihikai School in Kahului to look at this plan. He welcomed representatives for Maui County DPW and NPAC.


This evening (5/25/12) at the Cameron Center Auditorium in Wailuku, about 25 area residents watched a detailed power point presentation led by Michael Summers of Chris Hart & Partners outlining an extensive plan for a walkable, bikeable Wailuku and Kahului. Funded by the State Department of Health, the program looked at numerous large roadways throughout the central area, expressing what could be done to improve pedestrian access on foot or bike. The Nutritional and Physical Activity Coalition’s (NPAC) Sandra McGuinness, a previous guest at KCA, also participated.  Unfortunately, this plan seems very similar  to a South Maui Region Parks & Open Space Master  Plan, created by the same firm back in October 2003. What is unfortunate is how few of the concepts in plan were ever implemented in the Kihei area by county administrations, nearly ten years.