“Everyday riders do not have these advantages,” said KCA Vice President Mike Moran, “which is why the KCA, along with the other community groups that compose the South Maui Bicycle Coalition, are calling for a dedicated bike path mauka of South Kīhei Road along the North-South Collector Road corridor.”
Several candidates for state and county offices also participated in the ride, setting up campaign booths at Kama‘ole Park III to talk story with bikers and others interested in safe cycling in Kīhei. The candidates were asked what they would do to support an independent bike path.
“This was a great opportunity for bike-riding participants to talk about developing a safe bike path in Kīhei with the political candidates,” said Susan Wyche, a volunteer for South Maui Sustainability, “especially after everyone made the ride and the reality of the current situation was fresh in everyone’s minds.”
At the Tour de Kīhei event in Kīhei last month, the Kīhei Community Assocaition along with the other community groups that compose the South Maui Bicycle Coalition called for a dedicated bike path mauka of South Kīhei Road along the North-South Collector Road corridor.
Photo: Bob Richardson
“Mahalo to all the people who came out to ride, as well as the businesses who offered support, including Kīhei Cafe, Goodfellow Bros., and the Maui Coast Hotel,” said KCA President Jon Miller. “This corridor intersects with all schools makai of the highway, and we are looking at all the advantages to the community if more keiki bike to school—physical activity for the kids, fewer cars on the road, and more time for parents who normally drive their kids to school.”