Home on the Web

By Richard Borreca

Friday, November 28, 1997

Commuters can see
best route home

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.

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 rborreca@pixi.com

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