Letters for June 12, 2015

• New ‘norm’ should not be accepted • Crosswalks would help near harbor

New ‘norm’ should not be accepted

I read reactions to the disturbing incident recently at Hanalei Pier with the hope that the community will come together to end this sort of behavior. We can not allow this tobecome the new “norm” for our island. The photograph of trucks parked over three deep show what has become the new “norm” at many of our beaches.

I have lived here long enough to remember when no vehicles parked on the beaches. I do not understand why this is allowed to happen. I wrote to the Mayor and Department ofTransportation over two years ago and was assured that a plan was in place to end the parking on the beaches. How difficult can it be to put a barrier up at Hanalei Pier and atKealia to prevent vehicles from parking there so that children can play safely and people can enjoy the beach without a vehicle parked beside them. Let’s take better care of thesespecial places.

Savitri Kumaran, Kapaa

Crosswalks would help near harbor

Crosswalks are needed on Waioli Road. One at the corner of the turnoff into the Small Boat Harbor and a couple of them on Waioli Road, one to get across the elderly housing to the clinic and one to get from the brewery to cross to the shopping center and eatery.

The other night while walking down to the Port Allen pier at the corner of the Waioli Road and the Small Boat Harbor, tourists had already proceeded to cross. When locals in a full pickup truck were attempting to turn into the Small Boat Harbor, they yelled at the tourists ri “use the f’g crosswalk.”

That kind of attitude is uncalled for by these locals, especially when they should come to a stop. Also, there aren’t any crosswalks on that intersection of Waioli and the small boat harbor.

Howard Tolbe, Eleele

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