im_not_a_psychic: > It [the road] “links” Oprah’s Ulapalakua estate in Upcountry Maui to the Kihei/Wailea area. Which seems cool till you find out that……**Maui folks have been demanding such a road for nearly 4 decades now or so.**
CrimsonPig: *You* don’t get a road! And *you* don’t get a road! *Nobody gets a road!*
ShibaHook: It makes sense if it’s a private road… then again… she could always just cut out the driving and go by helicopter instead.
Icouldberight: This guy rode it on his bike. Video:
KimJongUn-Official: Build one parallel to her road. She paid for the road, so it’s hers. Get your elected politicians to do their jobs.
OpenUpTheSkysVeins: This seems like one of those urban legends that would go around in the 80s or 90s before we could easily fact check things
dinosaurnumerouno: Private roads are not held to the same safety standards as public roads, so they would have to do significant works to the road to bring it up to the minimum standard.
Oprah would face legal liability if she were to declare this a “public” road. I am not from the United States, but it would seem to me that with the propensity to sue over there, she wouldn’t risk letting anyone and everyone onto something she is technically and legally responsible for maintaining. One bad accident is all it takes.
sweetcamberbro: Maybe she should walk that road
Bran_Solo: Well, a few things that are a little misleading about the title.
If it’s private land, letting others use the road would make her liable for anything that happens on the road. Someone has an accident, claims that it wasn’t well lit / had a blind corner / speed limit too high / whatever, and they can sue her for providing an unsafe road.
It doesn’t really cut *hours* of driving time out, it would let you cut from North Kihei to Keokea. If it’s a windy access road, that would make it about a 20 minute drive, vs going the long way around is probably more like 45 minutes.
Res__Ipsa_Loquitur: A bunch of Maui people should buy tickets to one of Oprah’s shows. Maybe they’d win access to the road.
iBleeedorange: Why didn’t the government build that road if it saves so much time?
EvenMyCatHatesMe: Don’t really like her. She’s the reason we have “Dr.” Phil, Oz, and Whatever Dr. the other guy was. Gotta say, she’s pretty easily fooled by swindlers. Didn’t she she also peddled the book that says if you want something, you just have to wish very very very hard it?
I_Like_Stuff_too: Kind of a douche move.
Mutt1223: So much salt in this thread.
applebrush: So? If it’s hers it’s hers. I wouldn’t let people drive across something I owned.
I_notta_crazy: Thought it said Mali originally.
TheyStoleTwoFigo: Her money, her road, her maintenance.
Also, “No one else is allowed to use”, because when they were, they wrecked the place, that’s why people just can’t have nice things. Finish reading your articles at least, GTFO with your title.
Offsubject: I started to feel bad about the bad two-lane road traffic, but then remembered they live in Hawaii.
DJAHa: lone commenter ColoradoTaco is ahead of his or her time, just like Joseph and his amazing technicolor dreamcoat
gregoryhyde: Thinking a better alternative would be for The O to fund the highway, open to the public, she keeps the toll money and has an “Oprah-only” lane on the turnpike… everybody gets what they want, right?
Jewish_Doctor: Holy shit the road to Hana is like a right of passage… probably once for the oft traveler man would it suck having to use that regularly.
GoneVision: You get a car, and you get a car, and you get a car, and you get a car, and you get a car, and you get a car!!!!!! But none of you poor assholes better drive on my road!!!!!!!!
KyoJeRO: Why is everybody getting mad at her instead of the government that supposed to build the road for 4 decades?
jawjuhgirl: She built that. Completely. It’s hers.
Blurry_af: Roads must be the only thing she doesn’t give out to her audience
DreamingIsFun: Honestly I’d probably do the same
DownSouthGAladyboy: lol at people upset at someone building a road on their land to get around their land
Metastatic_Autism: >full on communism in the thread
blornyquandofloon: I’ve driven 37 the back way to Hana. It’s a completely different drive than the famous road to Hana.
DAVasquez-: SHE DIDN’T BU………oh, she actually DID build that.
rastassassin: Dammit Oprah….You were my hero…..
goggleblock: F— Oprah
skydeltorian: If such a road is needed, it’s not Oprah’s responsibility to provide it. While it would be nice is she shared it in good will, it should be the state government’s job to give a road to the people and maintain it.
gardenlevelstudio: She supposedly has some kind of lift or tow rope in Telluride that just looks like an old decorative mining rig or something. I’m sure it comes in handy for the 2 days in a decade she probably spends there.
DoctorF33lGood: > No one else is allowed to use the road
awaythrowawayyay: Oprah Winfrey is Eric Cartman
DesMephisto: Well f— her, onto her road I”ll go, and I’ll f—ing shit on it too.
Ruler_of_thumbs: Driving in Maui is 30 mph on a two lane road that rims the coast. It’s slow and infuriating.
OppositeSpeech: But she really cares about the little people… just a pathetic greedy phony.
LargeMonty: The state should seize it.
IggyJR: HAHA, classic Oprah. She fucked all those people she gave cars to by making them pay taxes.
NathanAllenT: Jokes on her, that’s the shitty part of Maui. East side or get out.
ToTheMunAndBack: I never liked this pretentious b-tch. This only solidifies it.