A partnership can move us toward walkable town

Mike Moran’s excellent letter (March 29) highlighted our community plan’s emphasis on an off-road bike/pedestrian trail system as an alternative to auto-centrism. He goes on to challenge our county officials to implement the plan as they must. But the challenge is to the community as well.

Working with nonprofits like Hoaloha ‘Aina and PathMaui, we can access TAT funds designated for trails as well as other funding sources so we can continue to expand our coastal trail to all the trails in our open space master plan, including a connection to the Veterans Highway trail. The public/private partnership can move us quickly to achieve the people-centered walkable town we deserve! Go Kihei!

Joe Bertram III