In October 2015, Kaua‘i was awarded $13 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation. The funds will be used for the revitalization of the Lihue Town Core with a focus on improving bicycle and pedestrian facilities.

On Thursday, April 27, 30 Get Fit Kaua‘i volunteers came together to collect pedestrian and cyclist baseline data in the Rice Street district area that will be effected by the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant improvements.

The purpose of the baseline information is to assess the effect of the program and to compare what happens before and after the program has been implemented. Without baseline data, it is difficult to estimate any changes or to demonstrate progress.

The count collectively tallied 1,071 pedestrians and cyclists. The count was done from several locations for several hours each in the morning, afternoon and evening.