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Central Maui Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan for 2030 to be released Friday May 25

In June, 2010, the State Department of Health, Healthy Hawaii Initiative awarded a grant to Chris Hart & Partners and Berkeley, California-based Alta Planning & Design to prepare an active transportation plan for central Maui.  After nearly two years of work, the consultant team and 16-member steering committee will release the plan entitled “Central Maui Pedestrian & Bicycle Master Plan for 2030” to the public at a meeting to be held from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 25 in the Cameron Center auditorium.  The event is sponsored by Hui No Ke Ola Pono and NPAC.  Light pu-pu will be served.

Early on the consultant team and steering committee concluded that central Maui could become a world-class pedestrian and bicyclist community with a commitment to this common vision and renewed investment in supporting infrastructure.  The steering committee set forth the following vision:

The people who live, work and play in central Maui desire a community in which bicycling and walking for health, transportation or enjoyment can be done safely and without physical barriers.  Further, we desire a future where bicycling, walking and other non-motorized activities are accommodated in a safe, well-maintained, and easily accessible manner for the following reasons:

  • -Promoting a healthier lifestyle
  • -Creating more livable communities, and
  • -Facilitating greater social, economic and environmental sustainability.

Please join us, meet the steering committee, and learn about the plan, the priorities identified by the steering committee and community, and perhaps volunteer to help move some of the projects forward!

This link is to the flyer—please download and circulate widely.


Sandra McGuinness, Coordinator
N-PAC: Nutrition & Physical Activity Coalition of Maui County
A Project of the University of Hawai`i at Manoa
Office of Public Health Studies, John A. Burns School of Medicine
P.O. Box 769
Makawao, Maui, HI 96768
808.264.7895 or

May 22, 2012 at 3:36 pm Leave a comment

May 16th – 10th Annual Ride of Silence for Bicycle Safety

 May 16, 2012

Check with Danielle for location and times.

Cyclists on Maui and worldwide join in a silent slow-paced ride (max. 12 mph/20 kph) in honor of those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways.

See the Ride of Silence web site. .

May 13, 2012 at 1:45 pm Leave a comment

Ridekick Electric Bicycle Trailer – A Simple Ebike Conversion

See details.

April 14, 2012 at 10:21 pm 1 comment

Curbside Recycling and Complete Streets Pass Council

On April 10, the Maui County Council voted on budget issues, including two that are of particular interest to South Maui Sustainability.

Council members voted unanimously at first reading to budget $440,000 for a curbside recycling pilot program in Maui Meadows. Couch encouraged participating families to pay attention to their recycling. “Try not to mix inappropriately, and lets show the county that this can be a good project and a good start at curbside recycling,” he said.

The council voted 9-0 to adopt a resolution supporting the establishment of a “complete streets” policy for Maui. Council Member Don Couch noted that the policy would establish “guidelines” for creating more walkable communities by providing paths for walking and biking

Read entire Maui News article..

April 11, 2012 at 6:00 pm Leave a comment

Testify for Bike Paths

The Maui County Council will be holding Public Meetings around Maui to hear testimony on the proposed 2013 Fiscal Year Budget. There are a number of bicycle related capital improvement projects scheduled for this year.

These items are:

  • CBS-1036 Countywide Bikeway Improvements – IMPORTANT, $1.5mil Total)
  • CBS- 1044: Waipuilani Bikepath
  • CBS-1216 Safe Routes to Schools, Princess Nahi’ena’ena
  • CBS-1217 Safe Routes to Schools, Kamali’I Elementary

Road Resurfacing (along with and Bike Lanes and/or Shoulders)

  • CBS- 1013 Kamehameha Ave and Hina Ave Pavement Rehabilitation
  • CBS – 1028 Wakea Ave Resurfacing from Kaahumanu Ave to Pu’unene Ave
  • CBS – Haili’imaile Road Safety Improvements Phase 2

Please attend one of these meetings or send in testimony.

All meetings are open to the public and with the exception of the Wailuku-Waihe’e-Waikapu-Kahului district meeting, are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. as follows:

  • Monday, April 2, 2012, Kihei Community Center, Main Hall, 303 East Lipoa Street, Kihei, Maui – South Maui District
  • Wednesday, April 4, 2012, Mitchell Pauole Center, Main Hall, 90 Ainoa Street, Kaunakakai, Molokai – Molokai District
  • Monday, April 9, 2012 at 6:30 p.m., Pomaikai Elementary School Cafeteria, 4650 South Kamehameha Avenue, Kahului, Maui – Wailuku-Waihe’e-Waikapu and Kahului Districts
  • Wednesday, April 11, 2012, Lahaina Civic Center, Social Hall, 1840 Honoapiilani Highway, Lahaina, Maui West Maui District
  • Friday, April 13, 2012, Lanai Senior Center, 309 7th Street, Lanai City, Lanai District
  • Monday, April 16, 2012, Helene Social Hall, 174 Keawa Road (Hana Bay), Hana, Maui – East Maui District (Hana-Keanae-Kailua)
  • Wednesday, April 18, 2012, Mayor Hannibal Tavares Community Center, Social Hall, 91 Pukalani Street, Pukalani, Maui – Upcountry District (Pukalani-Kula-Ulupalakua)

For more information, please contact Committee Chair Pontanilla’s office or the Budget and Finance Committee staff. His number is: (808) 270-7838 and fax: (808) 270-7686

You can also send in testimony to the Budget and Finance Committee via email at:

Aloha and Mahalo,
Walter Enomoto
Maui Bicycle Alliance
Keeping Maui on the Right Path

March 31, 2012 at 2:42 pm Leave a comment

Amsterdam Bike Culture Offers Model For Other Cities

See Huffington Post article.

January 4, 2012 at 12:04 am Leave a comment

City Installs Do-It-Yourself Bike Repair Stations

Cambridge, Massachusetts has come up with a creative way to support its increasingly bike-loving populace and to encourage people to opt for green transport. The city has installed three bicycle repair stations around town. Cyclists can drop by the spots in Harvard Square and make minor repairs or inflate their tires. Cambridge’s transportation manager says the city was inspired by MIT, which already had bike repair stations.

See full Geekosystem article. .

March 24, 2011 at 9:48 pm Leave a comment

Tour de Kihei Bike Ride

Saturday, August 28
9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Kamaole Beach Park III

Join us on the Tour de Kihei Bike Ride. Come out and support greener and safer transportation on a ride for bike awareness and bike safety for South Maui and also have a chance to meet candidates running for office.

On the morning of August 28th, we’ll be starting from Kamaole Beach Park III and ride down Kihei Road to Lipoa St. We’ll stop for a water break at St. Theresa’s Church and return by riding south on the Kalama Park Pedestrian Trail. We finish back at Kam III where we’ll have water, light snacks and a chance for people to find out more about bike riding and safety issues in South Maui. The ride itself should take less than an hour. For safety reasons, we’ll be riding in groups of about 10 people.

We have invited our elected officials and candidates for office to join us for the bike ride so they will be more informed about the bicycling needs of the South Maui Community. At the end of the ride, we have suggested that they make themselves available to meet and talk story.

Please RSVP and let us know, so we can plan for snacks. Signup for The Tour de Kihei here (or visit or contact us directly at  874-5955.

Special thanks to: Kihei Community Association, South Maui Bicycles, South Maui Bicycle Coalition, South Maui Sustainability and the local bike riding community for their support.

August 6, 2010 at 7:32 am Leave a comment

16 Strange & Amazing Bicycle Concepts

See this Simply Green article with photos of some wonderfully inventive and fun bicycle designs.

February 15, 2010 at 11:40 pm Leave a comment

Views on use of Highway Trust Fund for bike and pedestrian paths.

August 4, 2009, via

With Congress’ authorizing of emergency funding for the depleted Highway Trust Fund, two Republican senators are criticizing the use of the fund for bicycle and pedestrian paths and “scenic beautification” projects.

Sens. John McCain’s (Ariz.) and Tom Coburn’s (Okla.) criticisms followed release of a report by the Government Accountability Office last week showing that $78 billion from the fund had gone over five years toward “purposes other than construction and maintenance of highways and bridges” — including $2 billion that went to 5,547 projects for bicyclists and pedestrians.

McCain blasted the Transportation Department and lawmakers for earmarking funding for “frivolous” projects that could have been spent on repairs to the nation’s crumbling bridges and highways.

“Over the years, the number of highway bill earmarks has exploded,” McCain said in a statement. “Now, Congress wants to bail out the Trust Fund by saddling future generations with even more debt. Doing so is irresponsible.”

Bicycle advocates fired back, arguing that bike paths and walkways are used for 10 percent of U.S. travel and help reduce air pollution and use of foreign oil.

“What the report suggests is that McCain and Coburn do not see nonmotorized transportation as useful transportation spending,” said Darren Flusche, a policy analyst at the League of American Bicyclists. “They don’t see that bicycling is in fact a form of transportation and contributes directly to livable communities.”

August 4, 2009 at 2:26 pm Leave a comment

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