Mayor Michael Victorino answers weekly questions submitted to his office staff.
Question: Has there been any progress made on building the West Maui Greenway – a bike and pedestrian path in West Maui? The Greenway is a proposed multi-use that is intended to provide a safe and family friendly place to enjoy the outdoors away from the heavy traffic on Honoapiilani Highway. It also connects communities and destinations, while offering alternative transportation.
Answer: Mahalo for your question and I can assure you that I am keeping a close eye on projects like this one, which will encourage our residents and visitors to drive less and walk/bike more throughout our county.
My staff reported to me that our Department of Public Works is working on plans and designs for a segment of West Maui Greenway between Kapunakea Street and Lahaina Civic Center. The Hele Mai Maui 2040 transportation plan, which is the long-range transportation plan for the Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization, identifies the West Maui Greenway from Ukumehame to Lipoa Point as a priority project over the next 20 years.
I am very grateful to the various agencies involved in this project, including the West Maui Greenway Alliance, Maui Bicycling League and many others, for their commitment to champion this project. I hope to see continued progress on this Greenway and others across our community.
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