Join Tuesday 9/17 to be a voice in support of safer streets for people walking and biking!
We have a big chance to make Kalihi more bicycle and pedestrian friendly and with safer streets for all. But it’s going to take a community push!
Kalihi Complete Streets
Community Meeting – Tuesday, 9/17 6:30pm
at Farrington High School Cafeteria (1564 N. King St)
Complete Streets are streets that designed to safely accommodate everyone – people that walk, bike, take the bus, drive, and are handicap. The City’s Complete Streets Kalihi plan is considering big changes to North King St, North School St, Houghtailing St/Waiakamilo Rd, and Middle St.
Click here for the City’s website on the Kalihi Complete Streets project.
Why Kalihi Needs Complete Streets
Safety – Many of Kalihi’s streets lack bike lanes, safe pedestrian crossings, and are designed for cars to speed – making them unsafe for everyone, particularly people walking and bicycling. Tragically, the unsafe conditions have lead to 3 pedestrians and 1 bicyclists death in recent years on N King St.
People Rely on Walking and Biking – Kalihi is community where many people rely on active transportation – walking, biking, and TheBus.
- 28% of households don’t own a car (compared to 10.4% island-wide)
- 42% of commuters walk, bicycle, or take the bus (compared to 16.1% island-wide)
- many kids walk to and from school (surveys at Kalihi Kai Elementary found 61% of kids walk home)
Kalihi, as much as any community on Oahu, NEEDS Complete Streets now.
What You Can Do
The City’s Kalihi Comlplete Streets project is a big chance to make Kalihi more bicycle and pedestrian friendly and with safer streets for all. But it’s going to take a community push! Please come out to the meeting 9/17 and encourage your family, friends, and neighbors to come. Then stay involved by contacted Daniel@hbl.org.