Keaukaha Collision Mitigation Study
Let's reduce collisions.
As nene populations increase and their range expands, they become exposed to more threats. In Keaukaha, we have observed sightings of 17 banded individuals who utilize the stretch between Liliuokalani Park and Kings Landing, where at least
four five nene have died this year. Organizations such as ʻĀina Hoʻōla Initiative, Kamehameha Kumuola, and Hui Hoʻoleimaluō have restored areas along the coastline, which have attracted native species back to their natural range. It is crucial to develop infrastructure that allows better coexistence between native species and human activity.
Can Technology mitigate these issues?
Maybe. But it requires data. We need a better understanding of how the community and visitors use this stretch of road.
- Are the majority of drivers crossing over the center and shoulder lane divider to improve ride comfort?
- What percentage of traffic is driving above the speed limit?
- Does the introduction of new signage cause a noticeable change in behavior?
We plan to install custom-built speed logging devices and camera payloads along sections of this stretch of road to measure the impact of any speed mitigation measures, signage and/or increased enforcement. If any private property owners along Kalanianaʻole St. want to help support this initiative and keep this road safer please get in touch.