When a street is made “Complete”, it makes the area equitable for all users: motorists, pedestrians, transit/bus users, bicyclists, and the disabled. It helps to address not only the safety of the people moving from place to place, but also serves to boost economic growth and social wellbeing. Continuous networks of safe sidewalks and bikeways, provided by Complete Streets projects, are important for encouraging physical activity and positively affecting our health. 4,5,6
Dairy Road is also the missing link. We have a wonderful Mokulele multi-use path extending from Kahului all the way to Kihei, while on the other end we have the North Shore Greenway extending from Kanahā Beach Park to Pāʻia Bay (note that there is one missing section along this path that is near complete).
Once Dairy Road becomes a Complete Street, with the exception of a few key connections, there will be a safe avenue available extending from our north shore all the way to our south shore without ever having to get in the car. It will be a 14 mile continuous and protected mix use path once we work through some connecting pieces.