Where do candidates stand on funding bike lanes and sidewalks? Getting a Safe Passing Bill? Building a grid network of bikeways? Prioritizing Complete Streets that safely accommodate those walking and biking?
We developed questionnaires for State Senate and House candidates that asks for them to take a position on just these issues.
Know where your candidates stand!
Read on for Maui candidate responses!
Only the candidates displayed in blue and clickable responded.
District 05 – Wailuku, Waiheʻe, Kahului
- Keith-Agaran, Gil S. Coloma (D)
Senate Districts 6 and 7 aren’t up this election.
STATE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
District 08 – Kahakuloa, Waihee, Waiehu, Puuohala, Wailuku, Waikapu
District 09 – Kahului, Puunene, Old Sand Hills, Maui Lani
- Woodson, Justin H. (D)
District 10 – West Maui, Maalaea, North Kihei
District 11 – Kihei, Wailea, Makena
District 12 – Sprecklesville, Pukalani, Makawao, Kula, Keokea, Ulupalakua, Kahului
- Lawrence, Tiare (D)
- Yamashita, Kyle T. (D)
District 13 – Haiku, Hana, Kaupo, Kipahulu, Nahiku, Paia, Kahoolawe, Lānaʻi, Moloka’i, Molokini
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More info on the questionnaires
The State Candidate Questionnaire was developed by Hawaii Bicycling League, Kauai Path, Maui Bicycling League, and PATH – Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii. The Honolulu Candidate Questionnaire was put together by HBL staff and advocates.
The questionnaires were emailed to all candidates with at least two weeks to respond, one follow-up email and a follow-up call were made to help get responses back. Despite our best efforts, there was one Maui candidate (Kyle Yamashita) that we couldn’t reach.
State Candidate Questionnaire – All State Senate and State House of Representative received the same questionnaire.
- I believe that walking and bicycling should be safe transportation options available to all and we need to drastically reduce injuries and deaths of people who walk and bike. (YES or NO, and any comments)
- “Safe Passing” laws require that motorists provide sufficient space (3-4 feet for cars) when passing bicyclists; 32 states have such laws. I support the adoption of a “Safe Passing” law in Hawaii with specific passing distances. (YES or NO, and any comments)
- Hawaii received $171 million in federal transportation funds in 2016. While only ~2% of this amount is reserved for walking and bicycling projects, the state Department of Transportation has the option to use larger portions of these funds for walking and bicycling projects. I support increased use of Hawaii’s federal transportation funding allocations for bicycle and pedestrian projects to make walking and bicycling safer. (YES or NO, and any comments)
- The state has a “Complete Streets” law designed to create equality of access for all road users (people walking, biking, driving, and taking transit) by requiring streets to be planned, designed, operated, and maintained to enable safe, convenient and comfortable travel for users of all ages and abilities, regardless of their mode of transportation. I support the strong implementation of “Complete Streets,” including creating procedures that ensure full “Complete Streets” consideration on every project. (YES or NO, and any comments)
- The state Department of Transportation’s 2003 Bike Plan Hawaii provides a plan for development of a network of bicycle facilities that have not been fully implemented. I support the immediate updating of this 13-year-old plan in order to integrate new bikeway planning practices and make it more applicable to current transportation and development conditions. (YES or NO, and any comments)
- Eighty-one percent of Hawaii commuters drive as their primary way of getting to work and 12% walk, bike, or take public transportation. I support the establishment of specific targets to reduce dependence on private automobile transportation and increase bicycling, walking and transit use, as Kauai County has done. (YES or NO, and any comments)
- Describe ways that you have supported safer walking and bicycling in your community. (short answer)
- The State has the Bike Plan Hawaii (2003) and the Statewide Pedestrian Master Plan (2013) for bicycle and pedestrian improvements. What will you do when elected to implement these plan? (short answer)