City Department of Transportation Services (DTS) representatives just notified us of two community outreach meetings to discuss the Complete Streets alternatives for Nuuanu-Liliha. The meetings will cover Alternative 3 for Nuuanu Avenue (with the section of Nuuanu Avenue between Kuakini and School Streets losing on-street parking spaces, see attached diagrams) and Alternative 2 for Liliha Street (with two roundabouts and a ‘road diet’) developed by SSFM and DTS engineering staff in response to community meetings in December 2017:
- Nu‘uanu/Liliha Complete Streets: Condo Owners/Associations Meeting Thursday, May 17th, 6-8 pm at Craigside Theater Room (1741 Nu‘uanu Avenue) RSVP at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/QJGF56H or by e-mailing Melissa White (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Nu‘uanu/Liliha Complete Streets: Community Meeting Tuesday, May 22nd, 6:30-8:30 pm at Maemae Elementary School Cafeteria (319 Wyllie Street)
Comments may also be submitted via email to completestreets@honolulu. gov; please contact Roelle Torres at email@example.com if you have questions about the proposed alternatives. In addition to following the progress of the Nuuanu and Liliha alternative plans, please note that the City’s FY 19 operating and CIP budgets contain proposals for bike lanes and other Complete Streets improvements.
I have proposed an amendment to a CIP appropriation for bike lane improvements to encourage DTS planners to consult with affected businesses who may lose parking in the Ward Avenue, Pensacola Street mauka/makai traffic corridors through which new bike lanes are being proposed. The anticipated bike lane projects will result in the loss of roughly 70 on-street parking spaces – over which neighborhood businesses and abutting apartment residents have raised objections. We are asking City agencies to help provide alternative parking spaces nearby to mitigate adverse impacts on businesses and neighbors if they lose much-needed parking during critical hours of operation or for night-time parking.