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Public Invited to Comment on Complete Streets Projects

Complete Streets

When the Honolulu City Council adopted a Complete Streets measure last year, pedestrian and bicycle safety advocates cheered the passage of Ordinance 12-15 as a victory for residents of all ages and physical abilities. The new law was seen as a significant milestone in AARP’s efforts to ensure that city transportation planning and design take into account Hawaii’s aging population.

As city officials prepare to implement the law, the public is invited to attend a series of workshops to learn how Complete Streets practices will be applied to three Oahu communities identified as needing help: Aiea, Kailua and Moiliili. Participants in these workshops will see details of the demonstration projects planned in these communities and have a chance to share their input.

Examples of Complete Streets features include sidewalks, crosswalks, accessible curb ramps, curb extensions, raised medians, refuge islands, roundabouts or mini-circles, traffic signals and accessible pedestrian signals, shared-use paths, bicycle lanes, paved shoulders, street trees, and planting strips.

The sessions are open to the pubic but registration is requested:

Kailua

Workshop 1: Monday, April 29 (7 – 9 p.m.) - Kailua Intermediate School Cafeteria

Workshop 2: Thursday, May 9 (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.) - Kailua District Park Multi-Purpose Room

For more information call Councilmember Ikaika Anderson at 768-5003

Aiea

Workshop 1: Wednesday, May 1 (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.) - Alvah Scott Elementary School Cafeteria

Workshop 2: Tuesday, May 7 (6:30 – 8:30 p.m.) - Alvah Scott Elementary School Cafeteria

For more information call Councilmember Breene Harimoto at 768-5008 and Councilmember Carol Fukunaga at 568-5006

Moiliili

Workshop 1: Tuesday, April 30 (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.) - Christ United Methodist Church

Workshop 2: Monday, May 6 (5:30 – 7:30 p.m.) - Christ United Methodist Church

For more information call Councilmember Ann Kobayashi at 768-5005

AARP is a membership organization for people 50 and older with 148,000 members in Hawaii. We fight on issues that matter to Hawaii’s families – including the creation of ‘livable communities’ for people of all ages and abilities; long-term care and access to affordable, quality health care for all generations; provide the tools needed to save for retirement; and serve as a reliable information source on issues critical to older Americans.

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