The Problem With Crosswalks May Not Be All the Drivers’ Fault-Grassroot Perspective – Aug. 9, 2006

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The recent report by AARP — Hawaii on the problems with crosswalks, the timing of traffic lights and the poor condition of some sidewalks does highlight the challenges facing pedestrians. It is dangerous to be a pedestrian on Oahu and far too many people get killed simply trying to cross the street.

Part of the problem is wide varying conditions in different parts of the island. Crossing Farrington Highway is quite a bit different than crossing South King Street. Drivers approach these areas differently and are more on-guard for pedestrians on King than Farrington Hwy, the latter of which most people consider to be a real highway, which it isn