Because repaving of many Liliha Street/cross-streets is being planned for this summer, area legislators asked City Departments of Design and Construction (DDC) and Transportation Services (DTS) whether features in addition to bicycle treatments would be included as part of the two departments’ efforts to incorporate ‘Complete Streets’ implementation into the mix of repaving projects.
We have been advised that DTS and DDC are in consultation over which of the Draft Liliha ‘Complete Streets’ Plan recommendations will be implemented. We encourage Neighborhood Board #14 to schedule a presentation from both departments on their plans for ‘Complete Streets’ features at your next board meeting to give neighbors and community stakeholders an opportunity comment on what’s being planned for this area. Attached is a copy of a map reflecting the roadways scheduled for repaving.
For example, the Draft Liliha Plan includes recommendations to: a) implement a road diet, transitioning the street from four to three vehicle lanes between Kuakini Street-School Street, b) add a 5’ wide bike lanes on both sides of the street, providing a parallel route to the bike lanes proposed along Nuuanu Avenue ½-mile away; c) add curb extensions to shorten crossing distances, d) plant trees in curb extensions to add shade and greenery, e) provide crosswalk markings across all intersection legs, and protect crosswalks with signage and safety enhancements such as Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacons, f) install median islands, where possible, and g) Off-set the road to maintain on-street parking.
However, Neighborhood Board #14 members and other community stakeholders have also endorsed pedestrian safety features at the following locations, which should be discussed in conjunction with the upcoming repaving work:
Repaint vehicle stop bars at distances that provide better visibility for pedestrians at the Liliha/Wyllie, Liliha/Judd and Liliha/Kuakini Streets intersections.
Install curb extensions at the Liliha/Wyllie and Liliha/Judd Street intersections to shorten the pedestrian crossing distances and increase pedestrian-motorist visibility.
Install Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacons at the Liliha Street/Ekekela Place crosswalk to improve pedestrian-motorist visibility, and at other non-signalized crosswalks on Liliha Street
Install sidewalks that comply with ADA requirements along Judd Street between Liliha Street and Nuuanu Avenue to improve pedestrian safety.