Maui man dies in e-bike collision on Lahaina BypassThis bypass is one of the more recent road projects completed on Maui and it lacks even painted bike lanes. There are a disproportionate amount of vehicle v. cyclist 'accidents on this island. It most likely was not a safe place to cross the road but you sometimes find yourself in unsafe situations due to the lack of infrastructure here. RIP.
The Bypass is part of the famed west Maui loop and we get regular and world class cyclists doing this loop daily. Honoapiilani Hwy feeds right into the bypass.i’m surprised the bypass actually got built. when I used to spend a lot of time with my dad (he lived up the hill off punakea) it seemed mired in debate forever. that said, it doesn’t seem like a good place for a bike lane. I’m not surprised the project didn’t include one.
why wouldn’t you stay on honoapiilani, as the loops always was? the bypass was intended to be a high speed bypass around the congestion in Lahaina… and it goes up, over, and then down rather than staying flat, right?The Bypass is part of the famed west Maui loop and we get regular and world class cyclists doing this loop daily. Honoapiilani Hwy feeds right into the bypass.
Most likely so they don't have to cross the bypass road to go down to Honoapiilani at Laniapoko (where this cyclist was killed while crossing), and also to avoid the congestion around the Front Street area of the Hwy. Almost everyone doing the loop uses the bypass shoulder.why wouldn’t you stay on honoapiilani, as the loops always was? the bypass was intended to be a high speed bypass around the congestion in Lahaina… and it goes up, over, and then down rather than staying flat, right?
I wish we had a biking/walking path that hugged the coast, like the strand in Redondo for example. OC and the whole of SoCal would be a cycling paradise without the smog.Orange County, CA - 9/10
There are quite a few dedicated paved trails for biking in the OC. Some connect several cities and others go along almost the entire coastline.
My group probably has 20 different rides we can get to within half an hour and can range from beach to valley to urban. Many are loops and range from 15 to 25 miles.
We prefer to say off any roads but some have a bit of roadside riding. The best part, we can pretty much ride all year long as we don't get tons of rain (anymore) and we can always go early to beat the heat or just dress warmly to battle the cold.
We still want to do a mega ride from San Juan Capistrano down to Carlsbad but our Camp Pendleton base passes expired.
Usually no smog to speak of here in coastal San Diego County — especially north of La Jolla. The county's more populated inland valleys may be different but haven't spent much time there.I wish we had a biking/walking path that hugged the coast, like the strand in Redondo for example. OC and the whole of SoCal would be a cycling paradise without the smog.
Richard Dana's sight was going bad as a candle light student at Harvard so he signed up as a seaman. The ship went to this weird Spanish place no one knew about called California? The goal was to get dried cattle hides from the missions and ranchos along the coast for two years and bring the loaded ship back to New England to make shoes. From Mission Viejo they had to toss the huge hides off the unnamed cliff. When hides caught wind and got stuck, he would have to rappel down to dislodge them. He wrote a book about the exotic place.Dana Point.
Ratings like these are interesting and might even spur some towns to up their bike infrastructure game. But without more detail on the criteria behind these ratings, hard to know what they really mean.Only vaguely related to this infrastructure thread but ...
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