Letter against underpass for high school was misinformed

The writer of a Sept. 21 letter showed a misunderstanding of the reasoning behind the proposed underpass to the new Kihei high school.

First, this is the route recommended by Safe Routes to School in their work with the DOT. Second, the recent flooding was barely ankle-deep in the underpass. Third, even a cursory glance at the current conditions reveal a total lack of homeless activity. Finally, this route easily ties into the native Hawaiian plant restoration site, the whale sanctuary and the currently being constructed coastal trail.

And, it keeps kids completely separate from the danger of auto traffic! Get with the program! Go Kihei!

Joe Bertram III



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