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Demonstration to show safer streets

Members of the public are invited to attend and share their input on a project along Onehee Avenue in Kahului that aims to end traffic fatalities with education, enforcement and engineering.

The Onehee Avenue Vision Zero Launch will take place at 9 a.m. Oct. 26 at the intersection of Uhu Street and Onehee Avenue.

Students and Kahului Community Center Park users will engage in hands-on demonstration of “Complete Streets” elements that encourage walking and bicycling, while at the same time reducing the risk of traffic fatalities and injuries.

The county’s Department of Public Works is planning to reconstruct Onehee Avenue in 2021 with federal transportation funds through the Maui Metropolitan Planning Organization.

Changes have already been made to the site to create safer roadways, including student-painted intersection treatments to protect pedestrians at Uhu Street, a buffered bike lane and back-in angle parking stalls that improve visibility for drivers when pulling out. The temporary changes help the county assess long-term designs for the area, a news release said.

For more information, visit www.mauimpo.org/vision-zero-maui.