9/25/2022 #kihei #south-kihei-road #traffic #sidewalk

The top photo shows KCA giving a tour of South Kihei Road in 2016 to the Director of Public Works to demonstrate the need for sidewalks.

Maui Now reported today:

Pedestrian suffers critical life-threatening injuries, struck by car on South Kīhei Road

A 41-year-old female pedestrian from North Vernon, Indiana, suffered critical life-threatening injuries after she was struck by a vehicle on South Kīhei Road on last night.

The collision was reported at around 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 on South Kīhei Road, approximately 300 feet south of Nanialiʻi Place.

Police say a preliminary investigation reveals that the pedestrian was standing in the southbound lane of South Kīhei Road when a blue 2010 Nissan Altima, traveling southbound on South Kīhei Road, collided into the pedestrian.

Why was the pedestrian in the street? Could it be because there is no sidewalk along most of South Kihei Road in North Kihei?

And speaking of that, in 2018 mayoral candidate Mike Victorino promised one mile of sidewalks along South Kihei Road if he was elected. How much new sidewalk do we have after four years? Not an inch.