True to his word, University of Hawaii professor of civil engineering Constantinos S. Papacostas has redesigned a Web page that is worth a daily check.
Commuters can see
best route home
Thanks to a city program to put video cameras above Honolulu's congested intersections and freeway bottlenecks, Papacostas, with the help from others at UH, has organized a Web site that could actually help you plan the best way to get home after work.
Steer over to http://www.eng.hawaii.edu/~csp/Trafficam/ for the full view.
You can pick a roadway, such as Kapiolani, Ala Moana, Nimitz or Dillingham, to check all the cameras along the route. Or you can monitor all 67 traffic cameras.
There is also a movie of 24 hours in the life of the Punchbowl offramp, updated daily. While it's not exactly a film festival selection, the footage does offer proof that Honolulu's traffic is actually moving.
"Home on the Web" is a weekly Friday feature of the Star-Bulletin.
Richard Borreca can be reached by e-mail at email@example.com