August Monthly Meeting: “Our Transportation Future”

August 6, 2009 at 4:41 pm Leave a comment

OUR TRANSPORTATION FUTURE

Thursday, August 13
Kihei Charter School, Kihei, Maui, HI
Doors open 6 p.m. for potluck pupus and talk story
Program: Begins: 6:30 p.m.– Ends 8:00 p.m.

South Maui Sustainability will host two leaders in Maui’s transportation future. Jeff Hunt, Director of the Maui County Planning Department will describe the Maui Island Plan for our transportation future and Walter Enomoto, president of the Maui Bicycle Alliance will describe the history and future of biking on Maui.

We will also be announcing our efforts to start a Community Bike Sharing Program for South Maui and inviting for the South Maui community to join in the conversation to determine if this is an appropriate program and, if so, how we can implement it.

Jeff Hunt has a bachelor’s degree w a double major in Environmental Science and Economics from Willamette University in Salem Oregon, a Masters degree in Public Administration w a focus in Local Government from the University of Colorado at Denver. He has also passed the examination to become a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Jeff has spend virtually his entire career as a community planner in tourist and resort influenced communities, having been a planner in Hood River Oregon, Vail Colorado and Breckenridge Colorado. He is currently the Planning Director for the County of Maui. Jeff likes to surf or bike ride during the tremendous amount of free time that he has.

Walter Enomoto is current President of the Maui Bicycle Alliance, a grassroots bicycling advocacy group, working to improve conditions for bicyclists in Maui County. Involved in the bicycling community for close to 20 years here in Maui County, Walter is the former Co-Chair and member of the Mayor’s Bicycling Advisory Committee during the Lingle Administration (1990-1998) where he helped revise and improve the Maui County Code for bicyclists, co-organized bike day events and two Mayor’s Fun Rides. He also assisted committee members with projects like the 5 year Capital Improvement Plan for Bicycling the Northshore and Kihei Greenways. Walter has been involved in over 30 bicycling events over the past 15 years, is the first League of American Bicyclist League Certified Instructor (LCI) for Bicycling Education in Maui County and is currently working towards establishing bicycle education workshops here in Maui County.

The Maui Bicycle Alliance has worked with County and State officials to create more bicycling facilities and infrastructure. They have also lobbied for funding and policy changes to advance bicycling related objectives at both the State and County level and is a member of the One Voice for Livable Islands Coalition and the Balanced Transportation Alliance.

*Kihei Charter School location:
300 Ohukai Rd # 213
Directions: Coming from south Kihei, take the Pi’ilani Hwy toward the Mokulele. Turn right (mauka) onto Ohukai Road. Take your second right. Go straight to the very end and turn left around the building. Turn left into the next bay. KCS is located on the right. Coming from north of Kihei, turn left (mauka) onto Ohukai Road and follow the directions as above from Ohukai Road. Look for the blue and yellow signs.
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