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Complete Streets and Wailuku Town Planning Workshop

November 20, 2014, 7:27 AM HST
* Updated November 21, 7:07 AM
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Main Street view from Wailuku Bridge.  File photo by Wendy Osher.

Main Street view from Wailuku Bridge. File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

The Hawaiʻi Nutrition and Physical Activity Coalition joins AARP in hosting a talk story luncheon and informational workshop on Friday, Nov. 21, focused on plans for Wailuku Town and the “Complete Streets” design principle to promote safe roadways for motorists and pedestrians alike.

Participants will find out about plans to improve Maui’s outdoor environment for pedestrians, bicyclists, and people of all ages and how to support the plans.

Topics to be covered include:

  • What are Complete Streets and Why Are They Important:  Presented by Charlene Shibuya, NPAC member and Senior Planner at Munekiyo & Hiraga. This presentation will explore design principles that promote safe roads for pedestrians, bicyclists, motorists and public transportation users.
  • What’s in Store for Wailuku Town: Presented by Erin Wade, Small Town Planner, County of Maui Department of Planning.  This will include priorities and focus areas for Wailuku Town improvements.
  • Wells Park Improvements: Presented by the Maui Department of Parks and Recreation.

The workshop runs from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Mayor’s Conference Room on the 9th Floor of the Kalana O Maui Building in Wailuku.

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The event is free, but registration is required by signing up ONLINE or contacting Sandra McGuinness at 264-7895.

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A luncheon menu includes assorted sandwiches and wraps, garden salad, and cookie by Catering from Soup to Nuts.

The event is presented in coordination with the County of Maui and the Maui Family YMCA.

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