Toward a Multimodal Downtown

Established through a community and stakeholder driven process, the Multimodal Master Plan will define policies, programs, and projects to improve overall mobility throughout the Downtown Hilo area and provide multimodal connections to high activity locations. Using Complete Streets concepts, the Plan will provide for a variety of transportation options to accommodate varied modes of transportation.

Community Process

Stakeholder participation is very important and input will be invited through focus group and community meetings. This stakeholder and community engagement will provide input on the project and inform the planning process.

Plan Development

In 2005, the County Council adopted the EnVision Downtown Hilo 2025: A Community-Based Vision and Living Action Plan (EDH 2025). The EDH 2025 Plan serves as a guide for planning in Downtown Hilo and establishes the strategies and actions for creating an environment that is sustainable, livable and attractive to its residents, workers, and visitors. Action 6.1 of the EDH 2025 Plan calls for the “development of a master plan to include traffic circulation, parking, and pedestrian streetscape.” The Downtown Hilo Multimodal Master Plan is part of a larger County-wide effort to incorporate Complete Streets Principles.

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ZIZO 3 Re-Cap: Pedestrian Improvements and Street Design for Downtown Hilo

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The third and final Zoom In Zoom Out session for the Downtown Hilo Multimodal Master Plan was held on August 28. Once again it was an excellent turnout, and we thank all of you who came out to share your mana’o. … Read More

ZIZO 2 Re-cap: Parking and Transit Solutions for Downtown Hilo

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The second of three Zoom In Zoom Out session for the Downtown Hilo Multimodal Master Plan was held on August 14, and it was a large and lively crowd! Presentation and discussions focused on Parking and Transit for Downtown Hilo. Input … Read More

Here’s what Happened at Zoom In Zoom Out 1: Circulation and Bicycle Improvements

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The first Zoom In Zoom Out session for the Downtown Hilo Multimodal Master Plan focused on Circulation and Bicycle Improvements for Downtown Hilo. The DHMMP Technical team facilitated two lively breakout groups, collecting input and ideas on solutions including: Changing … Read More

We Need YOU for the Zoom In Zoom Out Sessions this August!

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YOUR participation is wanted at the second ZOOM IN/ZOOM OUT session for Downtown Hilo! This one focuses on Parking and Transit Solutions August 14, 2-5 PM, Aupuni Center Conference Room Now is the time to get engaged!!! The County and its consultants, together with … Read More

Join us! Zoom In/Zoom Out Sessions on Transportation Solutions for Downtown Hilo

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Following May’s successful community wide event, the Downtown Hilo Multimodal Master Plan (DHMMP) technical team has been hard at work developing recommendations based on community input. Solutions under consideration deal with circulation, street design, bicycle facilities, pedestrian improvements, transit, and … Read More

Highlights from the Community Kickoff and Next Steps

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The County of Hawai‘i’s Downtown Hilo Multimodal Master Plan (DHMMP) kicked off Saturday May 2, 2015 with a festive community event that spanned two venues and a street festival.  More than 100 community members attended technical presentations and talk story … Read More

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