June 23rd, 2021
Empowered , Video
The quarantine brought a rare sight to Hawai‘i: empty roadways. With most cars parked at home, the quiet and openness of typically crowded streets were palpable. Once congested highways flowed freely, and a walk down neighborhood streets became more inviting. The traffic-free streets were a reminder of how much of our public spaces are devoted to private cars. But what would happen if we took a more human and pedestrian-centered approach to our public areas? What could we do to decrease the need for driving altogether? On Hawaii’s journey to 100% clean energy, it is time to reimagine transportation and mobility.