Home on the Web

By Richard Borreca
Star-Bulletin

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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