Almost two years ago the Kihei Community Association took a walk along South Kihei Road (SKR) with then-Maui Public Works Director David Goode for a physical representation of our sidewalks plan which we had created several months before.
It exposed numerous challenges. There were segmented sidewalks, disappearing bike lanes and sidewalks ending on one side of the road and starting on the other side, but with no safe direct way to get there.
So far, we have not added a foot of sidewalk nor a single improvement for bicyclists. However, we will soon have a marked crosswalk to facilitate crossing the road from the sidewalk mauka to the sidewalk makai. The crosswalk location is just south of Waiapo Street at the Kamaliâ€™i Alayna Housing development. This is all south of Kulanihakoi Street. We are taking baby steps.