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Thursday, February 19, 2015

"50 shades of our roadways..." 'James "Kimo" Rosen' (Blogger-n-Chief)


James "Kimo" Rosen is a retired Professional photographer and publisher.
Rosen lives on the  beautiful Garden Island of Kaua'i with his best
friend Obama Da Dog. Rosen also posts the Sunrise daily on his Facebook Timeline.


James "Kimo" Rosen
High school graduation photo...


50 shades of our roadways

This gridlock needs to stop.

Driving is  out of control with bumper to bumper  traffic and when you do manage to gain momentum on  the open road  you will most likely be tailgated, nobody on Kauai seems to follow  the simple rule of one car length for each  10 miles per hour...

Everyday new trucks and cars are sold on Kaua'i. Everyday at least one new driver comes of age. Every day more and more visitors arrive. Everyday we  buy more trucks, cars, boats and motorcycles crowding  our few roads.

According  to the Kauai  County website;  Kauai only hosts  235 miles of paved roadways and 40 miles of unpaved roadways

Our Road system has not changed since the 1960's.

It doesn't take an Einstein to know what the priority needs to be  within our local politics.

I would like to propose  a concept I penned, '50 shades of our roadways'
"I scowl with frustration at myself in the mirror" knowing something could be done, but nothing is being done...

No new developments,  no new promotions luring visitors to our over priced paradise,no new  anything until such time that we have the roads to accommodate. 
P.S.
Read Part -2-"Imagine-(A solution to traffic gridlock on Kaua'i)
http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2015/02/imagine-james-kimo-rosen-solution-to.html

Hana Hou,l (Encore) Shared from Facebook...





21 comments:

Rick Comstock said...

One more car, one more truck and if nobody can't feel the tension just try to find a parking place any where close to your final destination.

Try to park correctly and respectfully at Ha Cafe. Look into the vehicles do you see more than one occupant. Try Hammora's for lunch or go to the Lihue Post office. And last if not least watch all the employees of the Ford Dealership use the Ace Hardware parking lot so the dealership can buy more cars and trucks to display them for sale.

KimoRosen said...

Rick, copy and pasted from today's Honolulu Staradvertiser; Isle sales of new vehicles up 18% Hawaii’s strong economy, low interest rates, tax benefits and new technology helped lift auto sales by more than 18 percent in the fourth quarter of 2014, a new report shows.
The Hawaii Auto Outlook showed 13,123 new vehicles were registered in the last quarter of 2014, up 18.1 percent from the year-earlier period, and far outpacing the national fourth-quarter increase of 7.1 percent.
“The general number is up so dramatically, (it) shows how robust the Hawaii economy is right now,” said Dave Rolf, executive director of the Hawaii Automobile Dealers Association, for which the report is prepared.
Sales at Honolulu Ford “had a nice bounce,” said President Mark Benson, saying the dealership was up 25 percent for the year.
“What helped propel us” at year’s end, was the reinstitution of a tax break for businesses buying equipment. The IRS Section 179 tax benefit was reinstated and increased on Dec. 22 “and it just exploded for us” in terms of truck and SUV sales, and to a lesser degree, car sales, Benson said.
The vehicles themselves are attracting more buyers, Rolf said. They are replete with technological advances that make models from a decade ago nearly obsolete, he said.
“Cars today are savvy, they are connected, incredibly stylish and full of features that move them down the road efficiently.”

Anonymous said...

13,000 more new vehicles registered in the last quarter for an Island state. How much longer until we are out of space?

Rick Comstock said...

Possibly 2020, I predict all roads will be controlled with road signs that say, "DELAY AHEAD TO ENTER UNDERSIZED PARKING LOT" "EXPECT 2 HOUR DELAY FOR NEXT AVAILABLE PARKING SPACE"

Rick Comstock said...

I can't afford a home with my income but I have 4 of my owncars that are nicer and new than yours. You got a house and I got 4 new cars...

KimoRosen said...

for some reason the blog posted an old photo of me, this is the photo that should go with this blog about traffic on Kauai...

Rick Comstock said...

This was the picture I saw Jimbo.....

Rick Comstock said...

OK Kauai peeps. You all talk of people posting without solutions. Well Heres Solution.
1) After dinner time 6:30 pm ALL stores close for two hours...
2) Reopen at 9pm till 2am
3) new jobs / more parking / less travel time

Rick Comstock said...

The picture must have changed after you noticed it.....it now shows our T.T. photo....

KimoRosen said...

More roads!!! Population has increased, vehicles have increased yet there are no new roads..?

KimoRosen said...

I'm going in to try and change the photo... wish me luck...

KimoRosen said...

The only way to change photo at this point is delete post and re-post, by doing that i will loose all comments, therefore it will say as is...

Rick Comstock said...

Lets open the unfinished bike path to who knows.... for cars and motor scooters. Contra-flow of coarse.

Bob Kaden said...

Via Facebook...
"selling my home before the traffic mess causes the price to drop."

Charles 'Chick' Todd said...


Via Facebook,
"Are we EVER going to synchronize the lights in Kapaa? It might help a little."

Peter Antonson said...

One day of driving in Manila (without using my motorcycle) and you would be dying to return to what you consider a problem!

Susan Caires said...

2 hrs · Unlike · 1

Via Facebook,

"Problem has been every time there is a new plan for the roads there was constant setbacks with people not wanting change, wanting Kauai remain the same. Well that's what happened. If you go back and see all the plans from the past and all the negative debates at public hearings and what will eventually happen. The eventually is now."

Billy Kaneholani said...

Via Facebook,
"Rent-a - cars making most traffic,before you can tell when someone you no drives by,but today every 5 cars that passes you is a tourist,I work the contra flow at 4 in the morning and by 5 o!clock traffic is happening,,mothers getting they child ready for school,Traffic,tourist driving slow in town looking for a good place to eat,traffic,let me try solve this; Kauai.try using the by-pass instead of going into the town, Lihue get mac D" 7-11 why stop Kapaa for coffee,we must improvise how to get from A 2 B...

KimoRosen said...

I just had a brainstorm. A toll road from Kapa'a to Lihu'e. Imagine a toll road, helping to curb or even eliminate the county debt!!!?Imagine a toll road also creating many new jobs for it to function and to construct it! Just imagine!

Rick Comstock said...

same ole... same ole.... small minds, no fix
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Rick Comstock said...

No want , No fix ... blame game, set a cone, check local car occupants.Widen the road save... no need cone setters....win win