In this edition of our Maui Travel Tips series, we give you some suggestions to keep you safe while traveling by foot to and from your waterfront Maui vacation rental . . .

  • When venturing out and about town, always use the available sidewalks to make your way to your destination.
  • If no sidewalk is available, keep as close to the side of the street as possible, facing  oncoming traffic as you go.
  • Always cross streets at marked sidewalks and intersections.
  • Always be aware of your surroundings before crossing: Even if you have the right of way, mistakes can happen, so it’s better to be safe than sorry.
  • While crossing inside a crosswalk, most will have a blinking sign with a countdown showing you how much time you have left to cross safely.
  • If you see a countdown prior to entering a marked crosswalk, stay on the sidewalk and wait until the sign shows the white “start crossing” pedestrian symbol before continuing.
  • Along with being unsafe, jaywalking is against the law in the State of Hawaii, and carries with it a hefty fine. Find the nearest crosswalk and cross there instead.
  • As we have mentioned in our other Maui Travel Tips; stay visible when enjoying the island by foot by wearing bright and/or reflective clothing and footwear, especially at night.
  • Always use common sense as you walk Maui’s friendly streets.

As always, Stay safe!