Rash of improvements are needed in West Maui

Let me start by saying congrats to Maui County for getting the new buses for the people of Maui. How sad is it that this service has been in operation for how long it has and there still isn’t a covered area for people to wait on Lahainaluna Road. This area has one small overflowing rubbish can; a small, wet, dirty bench big enough for five people – if that; and is also next to a power plant. Why can’t the bus stop be moved east 100 yards to the lot on the corner of Paunau Street and Lahainaluna Road? Makes a lot more sense.

Next, will the county be hooking up some type of emergency signal at the northern end of Wahikuli Road and up by the Napili station? Sad that there is one informing people that the light will change to red but none notifying that emergency vehicles are exiting from that location.

Next, how hard would it be to put a merging lane sign on Lower Honoapiilani Road by Times to notify tourists that there is a third lane to merge into instead of waiting for a green light to turn. And most important of all – a crosswalk fronting the Honua Kai Resort and Spa, crossing to Times. The nearest crosswalk is by the Kaanapali Beach Club entrance, making the walk to the market from that complex even farther. Countless times you have families crossing three lanes of traffic to get to the market. Poor planning on someone’s part.

Brian Stoneburner