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Ask the Mayor: Does Hansen Road Repair Include Bike Path?

March 16, 2015, 3:06 PM HST · Updated March 23, 9:13 AM
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The Puʻunēnē Sugar Mill seen from Hansen Road Photo by Wendy Osher.

The Puʻunēnē Sugar Mill seen from Hansen Road Photo by Wendy Osher.

The mayor answers questions from the public in this series.

By Mayor Alan Arakawa

Q: Great State of the County Address, Mr. Mayor, all kinds of good news in it. I particularly got all excited about the planned Hansen Road improvements. I just have one question: Does the Hansen Road work include a separate bike/pedestrian path? I would have thought $5.3 million would be enough to also pay for a much-needed bike path. I am an active (retired) bicyclist and would love to see more safe ways to ride around on Maui.

A: Yes, Hansen Road has enough shoulder room so we were able to include bike lanes on both sides of the road. Also, Hansen was identified as a bike corridor in the State’s 2003 Bike Plan, so we leveraged that plan to have the bike lanes federally funded as well.

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Want to Ask the Mayor?

Submit your questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email at AskTheMayor@mauicounty.gov, by phone at 270-7855 or by mail to 200 S. High St., 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the Ask the Mayor column.

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