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LIHU‘E — The county Office of Economic Development is assessing transportation options on Kaua‘i.
The OED has created a survey as part of the Energy Transitions Initiative Partnership Project (ETIPP), through which the County of Kaua‘i is receiving technical assistance to study ways to improve the island’s transportation system through integrating emerging transportation technology.
“As Kaua‘i’s population grows and tourism continues to increase, traffic congestion will get worse,” said Nalani Brun, OED director. “Providing an affordable, sustainable and convenient transportation system will make traveling around Kaua‘i less burdensome and boost local business revenues.”
Throughout this project, consultants from the National Renewable Energy Lab have been working with OED and local stakeholders to explore possible alternative transportation on the island.
This survey is designed to understand why people choose certain modes of transportation and what would make them change to something different if the option was made readily available.
The survey results will provide important information for the ETIPP transportation studies.
“The intent of the survey and the project research is not to find ways to get rid of cars altogether, but to find avenues where cars can be replaced by more-sustainable travel alternatives where it makes sense,” Brun said.
Responses to the surveys are voluntary, and respondents can choose to be anonymous.
The survey takes roughly five to seven minutes to complete, and is available online until the end of October. Those interested can also choose to enter into a drawing for the chance to win a gift box valued at $100 from the Alakoko Store on Kress Street in Lihu‘e.
Kaua‘i is receiving assistance to study and improve the island’s transportation system.
To participate in the survey, visit OED’s transportation website, getaroundkauai.com. Questions regarding the survey can be directed to Christina Kaser at email@example.com.
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