Pedestrian Crossing Alternatives Study for Pi‘ilani Highway
In its desire to address community concerns regarding a safe pedestrian crossing for the new Kūlanihākoʻi High School in Kīhei, the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education (HIDOE) has commissioned a Pedestrian Crossing Alternatives Study to analyze grade-separated (above or below street level) crossing options at Pi‘ilani Highway. The Pedestrian Crossing Alternatives Study will be conducted by G70, a Hawaiʻi based firm. Skog Rasmussen LLC, a Maui-based firm, will help organize and conduct the community outreach.
The goal of the study is to identify a safe, suitable, and technically feasible grade-separated pedestrian crossing solution for students, faculty, and other campus users at Kūlanihākoʻi High School in Kīhei. The study will be informed by technical standards, engineering design, cost estimates, policies, laws, and best practices to satisfy a condition set forth by the Land Use Commission and the County of Maui. Development of the Pedestrian Crossing Alternatives Study will be done in consultation with the community. The results of the study will be used by the DOE to address the Land Use Commission condition.
Oct. 21, 2022: Kūlanihākoʻi High announces school mascot and colors
Kūlanihāko‘i High School has selected its mascot — the manta ray — and school colors of silver and black. Its student body and extracurricular teams will be the Kūlanihāko‘i Rays. Click here for more details.
Oct. 14, 2022: Community outreach survey results available
Results from the Sept. 2022 community online survey are available for viewing. Over 1,200 responses were recorded. Mahalo to all participants for their input. Click below the link below to view.
Sept. 26, 2022: Community open house presentation available
A community open house was held on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, at Lokelani Intermediate to share results from the grade-separated pedestrian crossing study. Click below for presentation displays from the event.
Presentation displays from the pedestrian crossing study open house for Kūlanihākoʻi High School on Sept. 22
Sept. 15, 2022: Community open house scheduled for more public input
A community open house will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, at the Lokelani Intermediate School cafeteria from 4-7 p.m. to share results from the grade-separated pedestrian crossing study. Click below for more details.
Public invited to pedestrian crossing study open house for Kūlanihākoʻi High School
Sept. 2, 2022: Community input sought in public survey
The Hawaiʻi State Department of Education is seeking community input on alternatives for a grade-separated pedestrian crossing at Pi‘ilani Highway to serve the new Kūlanihāko‘i High School.
Please click here for the English version of this survey.
Please complete the survey by Tuesday, September 13, 2022. This survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.
Haga clic aquí para ver la versión en español de esta encuesta.
Complete la encuesta antes del martes 13 de septiembre de 2022. Esta encuesta demora unos 5 minutos en completarse.
Kose mochen tiki ikei ren maken kinikinin Fosun Chuuk ren ei surfey.
Kose mochen kopwe awesano ei surfey me mwen Oruu, Septemper 13, 2022. Ei surfey ese pwan tamono seni 5 minits omw kopwe awesi.
Jouj im jiped ije ñan kajin Majol eo ilo kain ekatak kain.
Joij im kadede lok ekatak in mokta ak ilo raan in juje, Jōbtomba 13, 2022. Ekatak in enaj bok wōt 5 minit ñan kadede lok.
In addition to the survey, a community open house will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22, 2022, at the Lokelani Intermediate School cafeteria from 4-7 p.m. to share results from the alternatives study.
Aug. 18, 2022: BOE approves "Kūlanihākoʻi High School" as official name
Kūlanihākoʻi High School is now the official name of the campus currently under construction in Kīhei, Maui, following approval by the Board of Education. Click below for more details.
Aug. 5, 2022: Presentation from Talk Story sessions available
Small group, in person “talk story” sessions were held on Aug. 3-4 and received input and feedback from community members and stakeholders. Please click below for a presentation from those four sessions.
Pedestrian Crossing Alternatives Study for the new high school in Kīhei: August 2022 Listening Sessions Presentation
The Department of Education is nearing completion of construction for Phase 1 and 2 of Kūlanihākoʻi High School in Kīhei to serve up to 1,650 students in Grades 9 through 12. Due to the location of the school mauka of Pi‘ilani Highway, students, staff, and visitors arriving by bicycle or foot must cross Pi‘ilani Highway which is classified by the State Department of Transportation as a heavily utilized, “urban principal arterial” highway. As a condition of the State Land Use amendment issued by the Land Use Commission, the Department of Education must provide a safe, comfortable, and functional pedestrian highway crossing.
The study will objectively assess the anticipated conditions of each pedestrian alternative to cross Pi‘ilani Highway and carefully consider County and State traffic engineering standards and best practices and community input. Through the study process, we look forward to collaborative exchanges with the community and the DOE that foster a crossing solution for students, staff, parents, and visitors at the new high school in Kīhei.
The project team will conduct a series of small group listening sessions over the summer of 2022 so residents can review and weigh in on the various pedestrian crossing alternatives under consideration. These sessions will be followed by a community open house planned for September of 2022 which will showcase the results of the technical studies conducted for each of the crossing alternatives. Public comments and input are welcomed throughout the study process.
If you would like to participate in one of the small group listening sessions, provide written comments, or be notified about the community open house, please contact (KiheiHScrossing@g70.design).
Land Use Commission Declaratory Order on the 2013 condition of the land use district boundary amendment can be found at: https://luc.hawaii.gov/completed-dockets/declaratory-rulings/general/dr19-65/.