Ask The Mayor: Can You Fix the Crosswalk Timer at Ohukai?

January 7, 2019, 6:19 PM HST · Updated January 7, 12:30 PM
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Maui County Mayor Michael Victorino answers some of the most-asked questions submitted to his staff.

Ohukai. File photo.

Q: I am elderly and disabled, and have to use the crosswalk at Ohukai Road to cross Piʻilani Highway. The 20-second timer on the crosswalk light is too short for people, like me, to cross four lanes of traffic. Is there anything that can be done?

A: I am sorry for your inconvenience and thank you for your question. Piʻilani Highway is a state highway, so it does not fall under our jurisdiction, but assisting our kupuna and disabled residents is one of my top priorities.

I have spoken to the head of the Maui District Office and he told me that he will check the pedestrian times at the intersection to ensure it has the proper length. In the meantime, I would like to direct you to many of the services our county helps provide to our elderly and disabled.

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The county provides an ADA paratransit service through the Maui Bus, which can be reached at 270-7511. Applications for the curb-to-curb service are available at the Department of Transportation’s office.

Maui Economic Opportunity’s Ala Hou program provides transportation to disabled residents through reservations. MEO also provides a curb-to-curb Rural Shopping Shuttle. To apply for both programs, visit www.meoinc.org or call 877-7651.

Kaunoa Senior Services provides transportation services to frail elders 60 years of age and older. Please call 270-7310 to sign up and begin scheduling rides.

For Maui County Office on Aging’s full resource directory list, visit https://www.mauicountyadrc.org/Portals/_AgencySite/Resource-Directory-2018.pdf.

Want to ask the Mayor?

Submit your Maui County related questions to Mayor Michael Victorino by email at [email protected], by phone at (808) 270-7855 or via mail to 200 S. High Street, ninth floor, Wailuku, Hawaiʻi 96793.

Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column.

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