Talk story with the mayoral candidates
PUHI — Kauai Community College students met mayoral candidates Derek Kawakami and Mel Rapozo Monday at a candidate forum hosted by student government and the History Club.
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This article was not helpful because it was mostly pro kawakami. How about pros and cons on both evenly?
Aloha Kakou, Aloha to our Mayoral Candidates,
Traffic Circles: May they appear soon and spread to where needed.
We all know that EACH Traffic Circle costs MILLIONS in Planning, Engineering, state and county highway division input, permitting, implementation, materials, bidding, construction costs, and choices of where the few Traffic Circles we can afford need to go.
Not many know that the above multi tasking takes years to accomplish for 1 Traffic Circle and taxe$ need to be raised to create and pay for the Traffic Circles.
A temporary alternative to the governments way of doing things, yes it can be done the government way later as it becomes affordable, but in the meantime to avoid further traffic congestion, frustration, exasperation, and Stuck Here In Traffic, could easily be implemented by merely painting a Traffic Circle circumference on the pavement at the designated intersection and installing, by gluing down, tall highway orange plastic cones with built in reflector stripes for nights, that would be good for at least a few years with durable cones and the right glue, such as the ones that are put on lanes as day and night white reflectors, the durable glued down ones at about 4” x 4”.
These “pop up” Traffic Circles could be put together in a few hours with one Police Car with blinking safety lights and a troop of Boy Scouts from whichever neighborhood. The 5 road entry intersection at corner of Kapa’a Elementary and High School, and St. Catherine’s School intersection would be a good starter Candidate for a new Traffic Circle test model.
Another recommend is that in the middle of all Traffic Circles, even existing ones, that signage be displayed that says “Let Every Other Car Pass…Yield To One Car On Your Right”. This would be for continual flow and the “hog lines” cannot continue to stop or tie up the traffic. It would also perpetuate the practice of the Aloha Spirit.
How many future places can you name that need a Traffic Circle that would benefit Traffic on Kaua’i…?